» Jon Rubin, COIL Consulting, Founder SUNY COIL Center
» Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives, University of Washington Bothell
» Keiko Ikeda, Vice-Director, Center for International Education; Professor, Kansai University, Japan
Technology and social networking tools have advanced to the point that they can support meaningful, inter-personal international interactions between university students across the world. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a relatively new model for embedding meaningful international engagements in the curriculum, and in some cases, for linking these engagements to short-term study abroad experiences.
The COIL approach links a class in one country with another in a different cultural space, usually at a university abroad. The classes may be totally online, but more often they are offered in a blended format with traditional face-to-face meetings taking place at both schools while collaborative work between the groups takes place online. The courses are always team-taught, with faculty members working with peers at their partner institutions, creating a significant international professional development opportunity for the participating professors. This method promotes interactive shared coursework, emphasizing experiential learning for the participating students and does not require specialized technology.
The emphasis of this workshop will be on guiding the participants to consider and outline how the COIL model can be implemented on their campus in concert with their international partners.
» Understand how integrating COIL courses can internationalize the campus.
» Identify ways to embed COIL initiatives into the curriculum and recognize potential challenges.
» Consider strategic approaches and stakeholder commitments which will facilitate the successful adoption of the COIL format at the participants’ institutions.
» Develop individual plans for first implementation steps to be taken upon return to the participants’ campus.
Workshop Location: St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
Registration Fee: $100 (or $175 when combined with afternoon session)
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis