June 8, 2012 - Breakout Sessions B
Ruth P. Wilson, Professor, College of the Social Sciences, San Jose State University
Mark Adams, Senior Instructional Designer, College of International and Extended Studies, San Jose State University
John W. Wilson, Associate Lecturer of English (A.L.E), School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University
Session Moderator: Craig B. Little, Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, SUNY Cortland
Summary: As a precursor to developing our Fall 2012 COIL course, San Jose State University (SJSU) initiated a virtual abroad course with Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) in Japan, during Fall 2011. This presentation summarizes how the co-authors 1) developed international collaborators, 2) designed the course curriculum, 3) selected technologies to enhance the collaborative learning experience, 4) aligned assessment techniques related to COIL goals, 5) and kept our administrative sponsors informed and engaged through debriefings.