iCollab: Building Global Learning Communities via Mobile Social Media

#iCollab was suggested as a great example of Alternative Pedagogies, and #FutureEd. Below, I've copied some about iCollab text from http://icollab.wordpress.com/about. Visit their website for more information about the cool things that they do!


The iCollab project is an international community of practice of students and lecturers started in 2011. The project aims to explore and evaluate which mobile web tools, pedagogic strategies and learning scenarios can be effective to support international student and lecturer collaboration, participation in decision-making as part of curriculum development and the development of 21st century skills. The partner universities in iCollab project are:

  • AUT University (New Zealand)
  • Beuth University (Germany)
  • Salford University (UK)
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
  • Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick (Ireland)
  • University of Wollongong, Wollongong (Australia)

Updates and contributions to iCollab can be found here:

iCollab educational activities and research interests include:

  • Exploring mobile tools for international collaboration of teams of students
  • Engaging students in participatory curriculum development by means of social and mobile media
  • Exploring the creation of digital identities in social and mobile media
  • Using mobile media for situated co-creation of student-generated content
  • Modelling heutagogical approaches to education
  • Use of mobile web 2.0 as catalyst for pedagogical change/innovation
  • Collaborative research in mobile social media integration in higher education
  • iCollaborate community on G+



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