702: Connecting Classrooms Across the Globe Using Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Principles

    Location: B30 (Bender Library Café) or Join this session virtually

    Presenters: Luis Alvarado (Director, Learning Design, Graduate and Professional Studies), Nick DeMayo (Senior Instructional Designer, Graduate and Professional Studies), Shed Siliman (Teaching & Learning Specialist, CTRL) & Victoria Kiechel (Senior Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service)

    Time: 2:45 PM – 3:35 PM

    Session Description  

    COIL, or Collaborative Online International Learning, is a form of virtual exchange that pairs instructors and students with their peers usually located in other countries to work together to complete a 5–8-week project embedded in existing courses. In this panel discussion, our first COILing faculty will share their experiences and insight into the COIL process, explaining the benefits and challenges they’ve observed, and sharing advice for future COIL projects. We are excited to share the parameters and possibilities of COIL with AU’s faculty, and to invite them to envision the role of COIL in their teaching.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Recognize the opportunities for holistic assessment of collaboration and intercultural communication skills afforded by virtual exchange experiences
    • Identify ways to adopt COIL principles in the classroom to increase students’ connection to and sense of belonging among other students around the world

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