This paper outlines the stages of a successful online collaboration between students on Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) master’s courses at the Islamic University of Gaza, and pre-sessional international students hoping to embark on SET-related Master’s courses at the University of Glasgow. It also looks at one, less successful, attempt to broaden this endeavour to embrace Biomed students at each institution, and draws some conclusions from this relative failure. The chapter offers an overview of the four years of the collaboration to date, looking at how the overall project was structured and funded, the organisational, financial and technological challenges that were overcome, the lessons that have been learned, and the benefits to both institutions that have resulted, while also attempting to reflect on the political economy of the collaborative work, and its relationship to ideologies of global mobility and immobilization.
|Title of host publication||Multilingual Online Academic Collaborations as Resistance|
|Subtitle of host publication||Crossing Impassable Borders|
|Editors||Giovanna Fassetta, Nazmi Al Masri, Alison Phipps|
|Place of Publication||Bristol, UK|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||9781788929592 |
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2020|