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2020 International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

January 23–26, 2020

Tucson, Arizona and online

Approaches to Researching Virtual Exchange in EU- and US-funded Initiatives, part 1 and 2

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:15 PM–2:15 PM MST add to calendar
Catalina Ballroom / Salon K (livestream)
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Theory and approaches


The speakers in these two presentations will present approaches to researching Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Exchange as seen in the context of a recent EU-funded, large scale VE initiatives, as well as a US State Department-funded project: ERASMUS+ Virtual Exchange and the Stevens Initiative COIL Project.

Symposium Content Details

Paper 1: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange: Preliminary Impact Review, Mirjam Hauck (SUNY COIL Center/Open University UK) and Sake Jager (University of Groningen)

The research of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (EVE) - an initiative of the EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) - draws on surveys for pre- and post-measurements of skills and attitudes and for measuring the short-term impact of EVE as well as on data from focus groups and participant interviews.

Paper 2: COIL Stevens Initiative Assessment Cohort 2 Final ReportJan McCauley (SUNY System Administration)

The analysis of this virtual exchange project focuses on change over time based on different variables derived from a qualitative content analysis and what students say they learned from the COIL experiences, the challenges they faced and what evidence there is of the development of intercultural awareness.

Primary Presenter

Mirjam Hauck, SUNY COIL Center/Open University UK


Secondary Presenters

Jan McCauley, SUNY System Administration

United States