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 collaborationparticipation 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:

Follow us on Twitter via #icollab

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+

5 Responses to “About”


  1. CT231 | Week 7: Student-staff Twitter chat - October 18, 2013

    […] This week we engaged in an online conversation with NUI Galway academic staff taking the #cel263 Learning Technologies module to share ideas about openness in higher education. We engaged in conversation via a Twitter chat and were joined online by several others interested in this topic, including participants in the #iCollab project. […]

  2. Small world eh? | 3khz's Blog - October 28, 2013

    […] part of the #iCollab community, group members are able to visualize each other’s location on a world map and zoom in, […]

  3. Online Collaboration pt. 2 | iwebsteraudio - November 4, 2013

    […] iCollab which I also mentioned previously, is a way to find others with the same interests in research. […]

  4. CT231 | Student presentations & social media - February 25, 2014

    […] online. Students use both #ct231 and #icollab hashtags, in order to engage with their peers in the #icollab community of practice, as well as with wider […]

  5. CT231 | Digital Media Projects - May 14, 2014

    […] Over seventy students recently completed the year-long CT231 module in Professional Skills. For their final Digital Media Projects, students were asked to develop a resource for an audience beyond their own class and university, choosing whatever form of digital media they wished — blog, video, audio, app, etc. The range of topics was impressive — spanning music, dance, sport and fitness, Irish history and legend, education, gaming, social media, computers, computer science and information technology. Students also were asked to publish their projects openly online, using only their own work or openly-licensed content, and to make their work available with a Creative Commons license. Students shared their work via social media using #ct231, our course hashtag, as well as #icollab, the hashtag shared by the 7 student cohorts (from Galway to Auckland, NZ) who share their work in the iCollab community of practice. […]

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