Presentation A: Virtually there: Examining a COIL pre-departure study abroad intervention
Carrie Wojenski, Director of Global Affairs, Sacred Heart University
Abstract: This presentation is based on doctoral research that examines factors that influence a collaborative online international learning (COIL) intervention, such as social interactions, technology, and personal experiences. The study demonstrates technical and social challenges of a COIL pre-departure intervention for study abroad students and how a redesign can influence outcomes.
Presentation B: Personalizing the Study Abroad Experience through Targeted Digital Outreach
Phil Duncan, Marketing and Communications Director, International Programs, Oregon State University
Abstract: For many students, an international academic experience is a deeply individual and personally fulfilling undertaking. So how can we, as international education professionals, market our broad portfolios of international study options to the students on the individualized and personalized level? One way is through the utilization of targeted digital outreach. In this presentation—using the IE3 Global online presence as our example—we will look at applicable methodologies that include customized web content, social networking, student stories, and coordinated past participant advocacy.