Identifying and interrogating Coloniality in Virtual Exchange

UNICollaboration is offering a series of research webinars on aspects of Virtual Exchange in 2024. This upcoming series will focus on ‘Identifying and interrogating Coloniality in Virtual Exchange’

  • Virtual Event 1 – to take place on Friday 19th April 14h-15h CEST online – entitled: ‘Voices from Brazil’- speakers: Kyria Finardi and Ana Salomao
  • Virtual Event 2 – to take place on Friday 17th May 14h-15h CEST online – entitled: ‘Voices from Palestine and Lebanon’ – speakers: Alia Gilbrecht (Palestine) and Nael Alami (Lebanon)
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  • Virtual Event 3 – to take place on Thursday July 11th 14h-15h – online – entitled: ‘Voices from South Africa’ – speakers: Divina Jithoo and Samia Chasi

The webinars are organised by and for UNICollaboration members. We cannot organise these webinars without our members’ support. The UNICollaboration membership is a small annual fee, with several additional benefits. Please join us to take advantage of all three webinars and other UNICollaboration benefits.

UNICollaboration’s research activities consist in organising and promoting events and activities dedicated to Virtual Exchange and more specifically:

  • sharing research-related information and expertise
  • strengthening research into online intercultural exchange
  • supporting researchers entering the field of virtual exchange and COIL

UNICollaboration members will determine the programme and their activities, input and feedback will enable us to evaluate any activities we have organised and in this way, plan for the future.  Your views and suggestions are always welcome.

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Past events

2023 Event

UNICollaboration Research Seminar on Virtual Exchange 2023

Virtual Event, 5th June 2023

Keynote: Professor Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Jönköping University

Title: Researching and teaching-learning within higher education. On the need for creative and curious mobile gazing in contemporary times

2018 EVENT

UNICollaboration Research Methods Workshop in Aix en Provence (France): October 4-5th, 2018

The second Unicollaboration Research Seminar was held in Aix en Provence (France) the 4th and 5th October, in association with SFERE, university Aix-Marseille. This year, the three main research methods that were addressed were:

  • conversation analysis (Anthony Liddicoat, University of Warwick),
  • design-based research (Gilles Aldon, ENS Lyon) and
  • multimodal studies (Jeff Bezemer, University College London).

In addition, participants were also offered an introduction to two freely available annotation tools: SPPAS ( and ELAN (

The programme of the seminar can be dowloaded HERE.

2017 EVENT

UNICollaboration Research Methods Workshop in Valencia (Spain): October 6-7th, 2017

This workshop was intended for telecollaboration practitioners who plan to investigate the online exchanges they have organized and for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers seeking to enter the field.

It took place at Universitat de València & Universitat Politècnica de València – Spain.

More details  can be found in the flyer below or on the workshop webpage by the University of Valencia.