Our project builds on years of research in this area. Some of these are available below.

Please find below some past publications written by us that are relevant to this project.

International Study

JINDAL-SNAPE, D. & RIENTIES, B. (eds.) 2016. Multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education, London: Routledge.

MADGE C RAGHURAM P and NOXOLO P (2015) Conceptualising international education: from international student to international study. Progress in Human Geography 39, 6, 681-701.

MADGE C RAGHURAM P AND NOXOLO P (2009) Engaged pedagogy and responsibility: A postcolonial analysis of international students. Geoforum, 40, 1, 34-45.

RIENTIES, B., ALCOTT, P. & JINDAL-SNAPE, D. 2014a. To let students self-select or not: that is the question for teachers of culturally diverse groups. Journal of Studies in International Education, 18, 64-83.

RIENTIES, B., BEAUSAERT, S., GROHNERT, T., NIEMANTSVERDRIET, S. & KOMMERS, P. 2012. Understanding academic performance of international students: the role of ethnicity, academic and social integration. Higher Education, 63, 685-700.

RIENTIES, B., HÉLIOT, Y. & JINDAL-SNAPE, D. 2013a. Understanding social learning relations of international students in a large classroom using social network analysis. Higher Education, 66, 489-504.

RIENTIES, B., HERNANDEZ NANCLARES, N., JINDAL-SNAPE, D. & ALCOTT, P. 2013b. The role of cultural background and team divisions in developing social learning relations in the classroom. Journal of Studies in International Education, 17, 322-353.

RIENTIES, B., LUCHOOMUN, D. & TEMPELAAR, D. T. 2014b. Academic and social integration of Master students: a cross-institutional comparison between Dutch and international students. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51, 130-141.

RIENTIES, B. & NOLAN, E.-M. 2014. Understanding friendship and learning networks of international and host students using longitudinal Social Network Analysis. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 41, 165-180.

RIENTIES, B. & TEMPELAAR, D. T. 2013. The role of cultural dimensions of international and Dutch students on academic and social integration and academic performance in the Netherlands. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 188-201.

TEMPELAAR, D. T., RIENTIES, B., REHM, M., DIJKSTRA, J., ARTS, M. & BLOK, G. 2006. An online summercourse for prospective international students to remediate deficiencies in Math prior knowledge: the case of ALEKS. In: SEPPÄLLÄ, M., XAMBO, S. & CAPROTTI, O. (eds.) Proceedings of WebALT 2006. Eindhoven (The Netherlands): WebALT.

Parvati Raghuram (2012) Theorising the Spaces of Student Migration

Ashley Gunter and Parvati Raghuram - Internationalization, Localization, and the Eduscape of Higher Education in the Global South

Overcoming cross-cultural group work tensions: mixed student perspectives on the role of social relataionships. Higher Education. doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0131-3

Adapting together: Chinese student experiences and acceptance at an American university in D. Jindal Shape & B. Rienties (Eds.) Multi-dimensional Transitions of international Students in Higher Education: New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction (pp. 161-180). Oxford: Routledge

Using Social Network Analysis to predict online contributions. The impact of network diversity in cross-cultural collaboration. Paper presented at the Web Sciience 2016 conference, Hannover, Germany

Learning Analytics

RIENTIES, B., BOROOWA, A., CROSS, S., KUBIAK, C., MAYLES, K. & MURPHY, S. 2016a. Analytics4Action Evaluation Framework: a review of evidence-based learning analytics interventions at Open University UK. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1, 1-12.

RIENTIES, B., CROSS, S. & ZDRAHAL, Z. 2016b. Implementing a Learning Analytics Intervention and Evaluation Framework: what works? In: DANIEL, B. K. (ed.) Big Data and Learning Analytics in Higher Education: Current Theory and Practice. Heidelberg: Springer.

RIENTIES, B. & TOETENEL, L. 2016. The impact of learning design on student behaviour, satisfaction and performance: a cross-institutional comparison across 151 modules. Computers in Human Behavior, 60, 333-341.

TEMPELAAR, D. T., RIENTIES, B. & GIESBERS, B. 2015. In search for the most informative data for feedback generation: Learning Analytics in a data-rich context. Computers in Human Behavior, 47, 157-167.

TEMPELAAR, D. T., RIENTIES, B. & GIESBERS, B. 2016. Verifying the Stability and Sensitivity of Learning Analytics Based Prediction Models: An Extended Case Study. In: ZVACEK, S., RESTIVO, M., UHOMOIBHI, J. & HELFERT, H. (eds.) CSEDU 2015, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Switzerland: Springer.

Social Media

MADGE C MEEK J WELLENS J and HOOLEY T (2009) Facebook, social integration and informal learning at University: ‘It is more for socialising and talking to friends about work than for actually doing work’. Learning, Media and Technology, 34, 2, 141-15

MADGE C (2007) Developing a geographers' agenda for online research ethics. Progress in Human Geography, 31, 654-674.

Postcolonial Methodology

RAGHURAM P and MADGE C (2006) Towards a method for postcolonial development geography: possibilities and challenges. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 27, 3, 270-288.

JOHNSON J and MADGE C (2016) Empowering methodologies. In Hay I (ed) Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography. Oxford University Press. pp. 76-94.

ESHUN G and MADGE C (2016) Poetic world-writing in a pluriversal world: a provocation to the creative (re)turn in geography. Social and Cultural Geography 17, 6, 778-785.

ESHUN G and MADGE C (2012) 'Now let me share this with you': Exploring poetry for postcolonial geography research. Antipode. 44, 4, 1395-1428.

Research Ethics/Responsibility

NOXOLO P RAGHURAM P MADGE C (2012) Unsettling responsibility: postcolonial interventions. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 37, 3, 418-429.

RAGHURAM P MADGE C AND NOXOLO P (2009) Rethinking responsibility and care in a postcolonial world. Themed special issue. Geoforum, 40, 1, 5-13.

MADGE C (1997) The right to write about Africa. The Cutting Edge, 1, 2, 27-37.

MADGE C (1993) Boundary disputes: comments on Sidaway (1992). Area, 25, 3, 294-299.

Distance learning

Subotzky G and Prinsloo P (2011) Turning the tide: a socio-critical model and framework for improving student success in open distance learning at the University of South Africa

Bart Rienties, Simon Beausaert, Therese Grohnert, Susan Niemantsverdriet and Piet Kommers (2011) Understanding academic performance of international students: the role of ethnicity, academic and social integration

Hanlie Liebenberg, Yuraisha Chetty and Paul Prinsloo (2012) Student Access to and Skills in Using Technology in an Open and Distance Learning Context

Research Ethics/ Responsibility

Clare Madge, Parvati Raghuram and Patricia Noxolo (2009) Engaged pedagogy and responsibility: A postcolonial analysis of international students

Project Outputs

Clare Madge, Parvati Raghuram and Pat Noxolo (2014) Conceptualizing international education: From international student to international study


International Study

Learning Analytics

Social Media

Postcolonial Methodology

Research Ethics/Responsibility

Distance learning

Research Ethics/ Responsibility

Project Outputs