Presentation A: European perspective on COIL : the focus on coaching as a teaching tool
Eva Haug, Coordinator of Internationalisation, University of Applied Sciences Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands
Abstract: Best practice example between Amsterdam and Porvoo, Finland, where students collaborated on a manual about business and networking. The project used coaching through an online forum, a virtual exhibition and visits by the lecturers to the participating universities. Challenges included language and cultural differences, and technical support. Among the lessons learned were the advantage of joint coaching and promoting creativity through freedom in assignment format choice.
Presentation B: Business Across Borders as Practiced via COIL
Cathleen McQuillen, Assistant Professor & Department Chair, School of Business, Georgian Court University; Ashley Elmore, Instructor, School of Business, Georgian Court University
Abstract: Inspired and supported by an anonymous donation and a new high tech International Collaboration Center (ICC), Georgian Court is equipping business students to conduct business across borders using collaborative technology. In this PechaKucha we discuss what makes a cross-border virtual team effective, provide a framework for designing and implementing “collaborative on-line international learning” components in business classes, and describe the outcomes in terms of developing 21st Century collaboration skills necessary in business.