Knowing, Being, Relating and Expressing through Third Space Global South-North COIL: Digital Inclusion and Equity in International Higher Education

Katherine Wimpenny, Kyria Finardi, Marina Orsini-Jones, Lynette Jacobs

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Abstract

This paper examines digital inclusion and equity in international higher education with particular focus on Global South-North Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). Practice examples, bringing together students and academics in Brazil, South Africa, and the UK, are used to consider how COIL is being integrated into higher education curricula to interrupt western hegemony and open up spaces in which “otherwise” ways of knowing, being, relating and expressing can thrive. We consider COIL as a Third Space within which academics can help facilitate the different intellectual, emotional, and socio-cultural positionings of Global South-North students and reflect on how meaning-making and engagement can be transformed as a result of this dialogue. We also recognize how the digital environment as a Third Space can be experienced as inaccessible and troublesome and make suggestions on how South-North digitalization practices can be designed to address access and inclusion needs of students and academics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-296
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Studies in International Education
Volume26
Issue number2
Early online date19 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

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The iKudu project is supported by the European Commission Erasmus + : Higher Education – International Capacity Building Programme [Grant Agreement Number – 2019–2050/001-001] (October 2019–October 2022). The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents, which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. Funding Information: All staff and students involved in BMELTET. The Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil (UFES), National Institute of Business Management, Sri Lanka (NIBM) & Coventry University, UK (CU) (UFES-NIBM-CU COIL exchange) is supported by research funding from Cnpq Scholarship (Research Productivity Level 2 Cnpq). The iKudu project is supported by the European Commission Erasmus + : Higher Education – International Capacity Building Programme [Grant Agreement Number – 2019–2050/001-001] (October 2019–October 2022). The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents, which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Funding Information: The Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil (UFES), National Institute of Business Management, Sri Lanka (NIBM) & Coventry University, UK (CU) (UFES-NIBM-CU COIL exchange) is supported by research funding from Cnpq Scholarship (Research Productivity Level 2 Cnpq).

Keywords

  • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL); internationalization at home (IaH); Third Space; Global South-North; decolonization
  • internationalization at home (IaH)
  • Third Space
  • Global South-North
  • decolonization

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