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COIL and sustainability education in the Arctic region: developing the COIL@UArctic network. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. [2024]. COIL and sustainability education in the Arctic region: developing the COIL@UArctic network. To be presented at the 2024 European Association for International Education annual conference and exhibition (EAIE 2024), 17-20 September 2024, Toulouse, France.

COIL or Collaborative Online International Learning is a sustained educational approach where groups or individual students from one institution collaborate with groups or individual students from another institution, in a different country and/or cu... Read More about COIL and sustainability education in the Arctic region: developing the COIL@UArctic network..

Indigenous consultancy and collaborative online international learning: thematic network on collaborative online international learning and biodiversity education across the Arctic Circle (COIL@UArctic). (2024)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2024. Indigenous consultancy and collaborative online international learning: thematic network on collaborative online international learning and biodiversity education across the Arctic Circle (COIL@UArctic). Presented at the 2024 Arctic congress, 29 May - 3 June 2024, Bodø, Norway.

COIL is part of the emerging field of Globally Networked Learning or Virtual Exchange, which involves educational initiatives using technology to facilitate cost-effective communication and collaboration across cultures. This type of experiential le... Read More about Indigenous consultancy and collaborative online international learning: thematic network on collaborative online international learning and biodiversity education across the Arctic Circle (COIL@UArctic)..

COIL@UArctic: inclusive approaches to educational network development. (2024)
Conference Proceeding
CRAWFORD, I. [2024] COIL@UArctic: inclusive approaches to educational network development. In Proceedings of the 16th International conference on education and new learning technologies (EDULEARN24), 1-3 July 2024, Palma, Spain. Valencia: IATED Academy [online], (accepted). To be made available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2024

COIL@UArctic is a new University of the Arctic thematic network designed to promote and facilitate collaborative online international learning and biodiversity education. COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) is a sustained educational a... Read More about COIL@UArctic: inclusive approaches to educational network development..

Essential skills for a global workplace: revisiting the DINAMITE model for post-pandemic higher education. (2024)
Journal Article
CRAWFORD, I. [2024]. Essential skills for a global workplace: revisiting the DINAMITE model for post-pandemic higher education. Advances in online education [online], (accepted).

This paper investigates some of the recent terminology and concepts used to describe the type and nature of transferable skills that are developed and nurtured in students in Higher Education, with a particular focus on the DINAMITE model. This model... Read More about Essential skills for a global workplace: revisiting the DINAMITE model for post-pandemic higher education..

Creating and evaluating collaborative online international learning projects in the post-pandemic higher education context. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2023. Creating and evaluating collaborative online international learning projects in the post-pandemic higher education context. Presented at the 5th International enhancement conference of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Scotland: shaping the student experience together: 20 years of enhancement, 14-15 June 2023, Glasgow, UK. Hosted on Enhancement Themes [online]. Available from: http://tinyurl.com/crawford-qaascot-2023

This presentation examines the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on collaborative online international learning (COIL) projects. The presentation also covers a COIL project at RGU and discusses how to evaluate the success of a COIL project.

Collaborative online international learning and biodiversity education across the Arctic Circle. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I., TUPPER, J. and OKSANEN, E. 2022. Collaborative online international learning and biodiversity education across the Arctic Circle. Presented at the 2022 Arctic Circle assembly, 13-16 October 2022, Reykjavik, Iceland.

This session consisted of three presentations: "Creating a COIL resource for the Arctic Circle", by Izzy Crawford; "Developing co-operation in biodiversity-related research and education", by Elina Oksanen; and "Establishing a COIL network for the Ar... Read More about Collaborative online international learning and biodiversity education across the Arctic Circle..

Developments in virtual learning environments and the global workplace. (2021)
Book
SWARTZ, S., BARBOSA, B., CRAWFORD, I. and LUCK, S. (eds.) 2021. Developments in virtual learning environments and the global workplace. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-7331-0

Although institutions of higher education have recognized the need for preparing their graduates for a digitalized, global workplace, these efforts have been sporadic, individualized, and varied from discipline to discipline. Nevertheless, over the p... Read More about Developments in virtual learning environments and the global workplace..

Re-thinking digital skill development post COVID 19: views from the workplace. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2021. Re-thinking digital skill development post COVID 19: views from the workplace. Presented at the 13th international conference on Education and new learning technologies 2021 (EDULEARN 2021), 5-6 July 2021, [virtual conference].

As a result of the revolutionary change in remote and online working practices triggered by the pandemic in 2020, the need for universities to prepare students for the international, virtual, workplace has never been greater. To remain competitive in... Read More about Re-thinking digital skill development post COVID 19: views from the workplace..

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and COVID-19: employer and student perspectives. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2021. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and COVID-19: employer and student perspectives. Presented at 2021 (Robert Gordon University) RGU's annual learning and teaching conference (LTC 2021): creativity from crisis: emerging stronger, 8-9 June 2021, [virtual conference].

As a result of revolutionary change in remote and online working practices, triggered by the pandemic in 2020, the need for universities to prepare students for the international, virtual, workplace has never been greater. To remain competitive in a... Read More about Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and COVID-19: employer and student perspectives..

Employer perspectives on virtual international working: essential skills for the globalised, digital workplace. (2021)
Book Chapter
CRAWFORD, I. 2021. Employer perspectives on virtual international working: essential skills for the globalised, digital workplace. In Swartz, S., Barbosa, B., Crawford, I. and Luck, S. (eds.). Developments in virtual learning environments and global workplace. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], pages 178-204. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-7331-0.ch010

This chapter summarises the key findings from a doctoral research project that examined employer perceptions of virtual, international working immediately before, during, and after the global pandemic took hold in Spring 2020. The purposive interview... Read More about Employer perspectives on virtual international working: essential skills for the globalised, digital workplace..

Defining leadership: lessons from a virtual international team. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
LUCK, S. and CRAWFORD, I. 2021. Defining leadership: lessons from a virtual international team. Presented at the 8th Annual interdisciplinary symposium: a teaching and research conference for free market intellectuals and academic diversity in higher education 2021, 19 March 2021, [virtual conference].

Students who took part in this intercultural communication activity had the opportunity to interact with students from another country. It was a chance to experience another culture, similarities and differences, collaborate on a shared project using... Read More about Defining leadership: lessons from a virtual international team..

Enhancing global learning and intercultural competence through VE/COIL: lessons from the field. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I., FOWLER, J., DOSCHER, S. and HAUG, E. 2021. Enhancing global learning and intercultural competence through VE/COIL: lessons from the field, 9 February 2021, [virtual conference]. Hosted on ACENET [online]. Available from: https://www.acenet.edu/Events/Pages/Enhancing-Global-Learning-and-Intercultural-Competence-through-VECOIL-Lessons-from-the-Field.aspx

Virtual Exchange (VE), including one of its most comprehensive forms, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), is an innovative educational model for providing students with global competencies that complement traditional forms of physical... Read More about Enhancing global learning and intercultural competence through VE/COIL: lessons from the field..

Assessing the public sector's communication response during COVID-19. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2021. Assessing the public sector's communication response during COVID-19. Presented at 2021 Holyrood policy: public sector communications event, 28 January 2021, [virtual conference].

As the Covid pandemic continues to rage across the globe, organisations of all shapes and sizes must ensure they can continue to respond to complex stakeholder demands within a dynamic and uncertain operating environment. Public sector communication... Read More about Assessing the public sector's communication response during COVID-19..

Crisis communications and COVID 19. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2020. Crisis communications and COVID 19. Presented at 2020 RGU Knowledge bites for business, 16 October 2020, [virtual conference]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/xs2h89js

With the pandemic entering a second wave across the globe, organisations of all shapes and sizes must ensure they can respond to complex stakeholder demands within a dynamic and uncertain business environment, where the risk of a corporate crisis is... Read More about Crisis communications and COVID 19..

Employer perspectives on virtual exchange. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2020. Employer perspectives on virtual exchange. Presented at the 2nd International virtual exchange conference (IVEC 2020), 14-16 September 2020, [virtual event].

International trade, enabled by rapid technological advances, has had a profound effect on the way employees work and communicate in a borderless, virtual environment. To remain competitive in a dynamic and uncertain global environment, employers nee... Read More about Employer perspectives on virtual exchange..

Professional learning through collaborative online international learning. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
SWARTZ, S., BARBOSA, B., CRAWFORD, I. and LUCK, S. 2020. Professional learning through collaborative online international learning. In Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International conference on education and new learning technologies (EDULEARN20), 6-7 July 2020, [virtual conference]. Valencia: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) [online], pages 3564-3571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2020.0997

Collaborative online international learning (COIL) presents relevant opportunities for innovation in the teaching-learning process. Global virtual teams (GVTs) activities provide a very broad set of advantages, including the development of soft skill... Read More about Professional learning through collaborative online international learning..

Employability through experiential delivery of intercultural communication skills online. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
CRAWFORD, I., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S. and BARBOSA, B. 2020. Employability through experiential delivery of intercultural communication skills online. In Domenech, J., Merello, P., de la Poza, E. and Peña-Ortiz, R. (eds.). Proceedings of the 6th International Higher education advances conference 2020 (HEAd'20), 2-5 June 2020, València, Spain. València: Universitat Politècnica de València [online], pages 993-1000. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd20.2020.11185

International trade, enabled by rapid technological advances, has had a profound effect on the way employees work and communicate in a borderless, virtual environment. Within this context, classroom collaboration through online virtual teams can be a... Read More about Employability through experiential delivery of intercultural communication skills online..

Mindfulness in the classroom: research project summary. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
BUCHANAN, N., HARRISON, I. and CRAWFORD, I. 2020. Mindfulness in the classroom: research project summary. Presented at 2020 (Robert Gordon University) RGU's annual Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2020): RGU professionals 4.0, 28 April 2020, [virtual conference].

According to Henning et al. (2018) universities in the United Kingdom are experiencing unpresented rises in incidences of reported anxiety and stress in student populations. It is likely that this has been compounded by the current pandemic. Mindfuln... Read More about Mindfulness in the classroom: research project summary..

Learning how to work in multicultural teams: students' insights on the internationalisation-at-home activities. (2019)
Journal Article
BARBOSA, B., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S., PRADO-MEZA, C. and CRAWFORD, I. 2019. Learning how to work in multicultural teams: students' insights on the internationalisation-at-home activities. Interpersona [online], 13(2), pages 205-219. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5964/ijpr.v13i2.378

Internationalization-at-home activities present relevant opportunities for innovation in the teaching-learning process. These activities provide a very broad set of advantages, including the development of soft skills and increased motivation of stud... Read More about Learning how to work in multicultural teams: students' insights on the internationalisation-at-home activities..

Professional learning experience through COIL: a faculty perspective. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S., BARBOSA, B. and CRAWFORD, I. 2019. Professional learning experience through COIL: a faculty perspective. In Proceedings of the 2019 International virtual exchange conference (IVEC 2019): advancing the field of online international learning, 25-26 October 2019, Tacoma, USA. Tacoma: IVEC [online], pages 19-24. Available from: http://iveconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IVEC-2019-Conference-Proceedings.pdf

Collaborative online international learning (COIL) is not reserved for students, but rather can positively impact instructors through the exchange with colleagues from diverse institutions, backgrounds, pedagogies and practices. Instructors thereby g... Read More about Professional learning experience through COIL: a faculty perspective..