Jenifer Cushman, Ohio University Zanesville (United States)
Natalia Dyba, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
John E. Fowler, SUNY COIL Center (United States)
Sarah Guth, University of Padova (Italy)
Keiko Ikeda, Kansai University (Japan)
Heather Ward, American Council on Education (United States)
Uptake of the COIL and similar ideas (e.g. virtual exchange and telecollaboration) has grown substantially in the past 10 years, and we expect even more dramatic growth in the future. Please join us in this town hall style session to learn more about initiatives at the COIL Center, across the USA, and around the world, that are helping support the COIL model outside of their own institutional settings. The panel will briefly share examples and successes from organizational settings, within single university systems, on a national scale, and on multi-national levels.
Using these projects as a starting point, we will open the discussion to the audience to hear your questions and suggestions on how as a broader global community we can collaborate to create organizations and infrastructure to help this idea continue to grow and to support those institutions interested to get started. Bring your ideas and help us all work together to shape the next decade in this vital area of international education. Outcomes of this town hall meeting will be included in today’s afternoon plenary.