Achieving Knowledge in Action through Online Collaborative Learning: What We Have Learned?

Lock, Jennifer and Redmond, Petrea ORCID: (2020) Achieving Knowledge in Action through Online Collaborative Learning: What We Have Learned? In: 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning (WCOL 2019), 3-7 Nov, 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

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Internationalization is a priority area in higher education. Many institutions are exploring various approaches to achieve this goal including strategies such as internationalizing the curriculum. This paper provides an example of how educators can design and facilitate international authentic online collaborative learning that engages multiple perspectives, higher order thinking, and critical discourse. Given the affordances of digital learning technologies, students and educators are able to investigate topics with others from around the world within a virtual classroom environment. For 12 years, the authors facilitated an international collaborative inquiry for student teachers where they engaged in critical discourse with practicing teachers and teacher educators who acted as experts. Through a reflective process, the authors share highlights of their experiences and research, as well as identify tensions and disconnections at institutional (macro), program or department (meso), and instructional (micro) levels, that impact the ability to create and implement innovate practices in achieving internationalization of the curriculum. They conclude the paper by sharing three implications for educational institutions in creating conditions for authentic online collaborative learning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2020 01:18
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 04:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online learning, Online collaborative learning, inclusion, internationalization, internationalization of the Curriculum, higher education
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
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