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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..

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..

What has this done for me? Qualitative student reflections on intercultural experiential learning. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S. and BARBOSA, B. 2019. What has this done for me? Qualitative student reflections on intercultural experiential learning. 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 65-68. Available from: http://iveconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IVEC-2019-Conference-Proceedings.pdf

This project incorporates globalisation, technological progress, intercultural and inter-disciplinary experiential learning using real life clients to prepare graduates for the future workplace. Intercultural competence is possessing the necessary a... Read More about What has this done for me? Qualitative student reflections on intercultural experiential learning..

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..

Understanding the impact of collaborative online international learning on employability: a stakeholder comparison. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2019. Understanding the impact of collaborative online international learning on employability: a stakeholder comparison. 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 14-18. Available from: http://iveconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IVEC-2019-Conference-Proceedings.pdf

Emerging pedagogical theory identifies a growing need for innovative, student-centered, experiential approaches to learning within a context of rapidly evolving conversational media, the commodification of education and changing perceptions of the ac... Read More about Understanding the impact of collaborative online international learning on employability: a stakeholder comparison..

Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. (2019)
Journal Article
SWARTZ, S., BARBOSA, B. and CRAWFORD, I. 2020. Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. Business and professional communication quarterly [online], 83(1), pages 57-79. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/2329490619878834

By means of a cross-cultural virtual teams project involving classrooms in Scotland, Germany, and Portugal, students were exposed to the challenges of collaborating internationally with the intention of increasing their intercultural competency. Inte... Read More about Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms..

Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S. and BARBOSA, B. 2019. Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. Presented at the 2019 Learning, teaching and student experience conference of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (LTSE 2019), 14-15 May 2019, Manchester, UK.

The world is global whether we like it or not. The Fortune 500 leading global companies employ 67 million people in 34 countries. Tertiary-level teaching within this global context presents instructors with several challenges. Through easy accessibil... Read More about Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms..

Creating and evaluating collaborative online international learning (COIL) projects. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2019 Creating and evaluating collaborative online international learning (COIL) projects. Presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

This presentation accompanied a workshop of the same name. The purpose of the workshop was to share findings and experience from a current RGU COIL project, to provide a model and set of key elements required for a COIL project, and to consider chall... Read More about Creating and evaluating collaborative online international learning (COIL) projects..

Developing students' innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. A. M., CRAWFORD, I. and GODSMAN, F. 2019. Developing students’ innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. Presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

This presentation aimed to outline the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) process from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), to provide an progress update on SISA and to demonstrate the student enhancement.

Does my country's social media work for you? A virtual team project with an international twist. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
LUCK, S., SWARTZ, S., BARBOSA, B. and CRAWFORD, I. 2019. Does my country's social media work for you? A virtual team project with an international twist. In Smith, J.A., Good, D., Kurthakoti, R., Swank, A. and Ichikawa, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 46th Annual conference of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL 2019), 20-22 March 2019, Old Town San Diego, California, USA. Developments in business simulation and experiential learning: proceedings of the annual ABSEL conference, 46. Oklahoma: ABSEL [online], article number 3211. Available from: https://journals.tdl.org/absel/index.php/absel/article/view/3211

The world's businesses are just that: world businesses. And to compete and be successful in these world businesses, no matter at what level of employment, employees need intercultural communication competency skills. The days of being fairly confiden... Read More about Does my country's social media work for you? A virtual team project with an international twist..

Bringing the university of life into the classroom. (2018)
Digital Artefact
CRAWFORD, I. 2018. Bringing the university of life into the classroom. Posted on the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce blog [online]. 22 November 2018. Available from: https://www.agcc.co.uk/blog-article/bringing-the-university-of-life-into-the-classroom

Many of us are familiar with the phrase ‘I studied at the university of life’ being used to differentiate between ‘real world’ education and learning which takes place in a classroom. In film, the media and everyday discourse, the world of higher ed... Read More about Bringing the university of life into the classroom..