Research Output

Same stories, different continents.

  Higher Education (HE) is increasingly globalised, involving partnerships between institutions in different countries. There is little research available on such educational partnerships in HE. Just like learning
experiences themselves, each educational partnership is
unique but we propose a set of six factors to consider,
which might help formulate the dimensions of future
research. We reflect here on 6 years of partnerships
between our university and colleges both in our own
country (Scotland, UK) and Malaysia to deliver IT degree
programmes, enabling a our student experience to be
shared by non-traditional learners who cannot study in
Edinburgh, due to work, family, financial and other
commitments. Users’ stories help us understand and meet
stakeholders’ needs, and plan future research. What
emerges is evidence of an equivalent set of learning
experiences, despite the geographic and cultural distances.

  • Date:

    01 October 2005

  • Publication Status:


  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science


McEwan, T. & Cairncross, S. (2005). Same stories, different continents



IT courses; Collaborative provision; Distributed learning;Human-centred design; Learning experiences; User focus;

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