Innovation in Collaborative Online International Learning: A Holistic Blend

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Abstract

This chapter outlines innovative models and case studies of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) implemented at Coventry University (UK). The institutional drive towards the integration of COIL as part of internationalisation of the curriculum will be outlined, as well as a brief overview of the issues relating to the design and delivery of pedagogies for intercultural online learning. Staff incentives and capability development in facilitating students’ engagement in meaningful intercultural interactions will also be considered. In particular, and through the sharing of case studies, this chapter will discuss the ‘holistic blend’ that COIL can offer. We will illustrate what students stand to gain beyond the immediate action learning of the online dynamic alongside face to face interaction. Such interaction includes the development of critical digital literacy skills, the acquisition of interactional online communication skills, and importantly, openness to knowledge pluralization. It will be argued that consideration must be given to where in the curriculum students should encounter COIL pedagogies and to how to synchronise and merge COIL within the wider course programme. This is to enable students to make sense of COIL as part of their wider internationalised curriculum and not to see it as an add on. Finally, further research recommendations for the design and delivery of COIL, based on the last decade of practices at Coventry University, will be shared.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadical Solutions & eLearning. Practical Innovations and online Educational Technology
Subtitle of host publicationRadical Solutions in Higher Education
EditorsDaniel Burgos
PublisherSpringer
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameRadical Solutions in Higher Education
PublisherSpringer
VolumeTrilogy 124

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learning
curriculum
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internationalization
communication skills
pluralism
literacy
incentive
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Keywords

  • Collaborative Online International Learning - intercultural dialogue - action learning - critical digital literacies; knowledge pluralization

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Wimpenny, K., & Orsini-Jones, M. (Accepted/In press). Innovation in Collaborative Online International Learning: A Holistic Blend. In D. Burgos (Ed.), Radical Solutions & eLearning. Practical Innovations and online Educational Technology: Radical Solutions in Higher Education (Radical Solutions in Higher Education; Vol. Trilogy 124). Springer.

Innovation in Collaborative Online International Learning: A Holistic Blend. / Wimpenny, Katherine; Orsini-Jones, Marina.

Radical Solutions & eLearning. Practical Innovations and online Educational Technology: Radical Solutions in Higher Education. ed. / Daniel Burgos. Springer, 2019. (Radical Solutions in Higher Education; Vol. Trilogy 124).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Wimpenny, K & Orsini-Jones, M 2019, Innovation in Collaborative Online International Learning: A Holistic Blend. in D Burgos (ed.), Radical Solutions & eLearning. Practical Innovations and online Educational Technology: Radical Solutions in Higher Education. Radical Solutions in Higher Education, vol. Trilogy 124, Springer.
Wimpenny K, Orsini-Jones M. Innovation in Collaborative Online International Learning: A Holistic Blend. In Burgos D, editor, Radical Solutions & eLearning. Practical Innovations and online Educational Technology: Radical Solutions in Higher Education. Springer. 2019. (Radical Solutions in Higher Education).
Wimpenny, Katherine ; Orsini-Jones, Marina. / Innovation in Collaborative Online International Learning: A Holistic Blend. Radical Solutions & eLearning. Practical Innovations and online Educational Technology: Radical Solutions in Higher Education. editor / Daniel Burgos. Springer, 2019. (Radical Solutions in Higher Education).
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