1. Sabine Levet, Senior Lecturer in French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Abstract: This session will present Cultura, a project aimed at developing intercultural learning where students from two different cultures collaborate online and compare a variety of materials from both cultures. Initially designed for an intermediate French class at MIT, it has been adapted in other languages by a number of universities in the US and abroad. The session is aimed at instructors and administrators looking for a model of online intercultural exchange to prepare their students for working across cultures.

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  2. Presentation A: The Instructional Designer as Full Partner with Faculty in the Design of COIL Courses
    Rick Reo, Instructional Designer, Division of Instructional Technology, George Mason University

    Abstract: A core challenge for faculty new to developing Globally Networked Learning Environments (GNLE) courses involves faculty professional development issues related to quality online course design and effective online teaching. A key step in addressing this challenge is to understand the multidimensional role of the Instructional Designer (ID) in the planning of highly collaborative, online, international learning environments or courses, and to make explicit the critical pedagogical role played by IDs in the course design relationship.

    Presentation B: A View from the Trenches: An Instructional Designer Perspective on COIL
    Douglas Hemphill, Instructional Designer, Division of Extended Learning, SUNY Oswego

    Abstract: This session will offer a view into the growth of SUNY Oswego’s COIL initiative, from two courses in fall of 2012 to a sustainable and maturing program featuring six courses in six countries in the spring of 2014. The presentation will cover high level processes and workflows, but will be focusing on the challenges faced from an instructional design standpoint.

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  3. We Teach the World: Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers

    Marley S. Barduhn, SUNY Global Fellow and Assistant Provost Emerita, SUNY Cortland
    James O’Meara, Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Advanced Studies in Teaching at National Louis University, Chicago
    Janet Duncan, Associate Professor, Department of Foundations and Social Advocacy, SUNY Cortland
    Miriam Vock, Professor of Research on Teaching and Interventions, Department of Education, University of Potsdam, Germany
    Frederik Ahlgrimm, University Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany
    Anjoo Sikka, Dean, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, SUNY Geneseo
    Philip Long, Partnership Director for the Faculties of Health, Social Care and Education and Course Leader for Postgraduate Certification Programme in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
    Nancy Chicola, Chair of Elementary Education and Reading, Buffalo State College

    Abstract: This interactive panel session will explore national policy and promising practices in internationalizing teacher education. Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement outlines the U.S. Department of Education's International Strategy for 2012-16. This document represents an important road map for those designing innovative approaches to international learning to prepare learners for success in a globalized world This session will examine current status, challenges and progress toward increasing global competence of teachers and students.

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  4. Keiko Ikeda, Associate Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansei University
    Don Bysouth, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University

    Abstract: This presentation reports findings from two types of qualitative pedagogical trial projects (one with a 15-week long class period, and the other involving a sequence of Skype conferencing meetings) undertaken during the Fall term of the academic year 2013 in Osaka, Japan. Findings from the projects suggest various implications in developing pedagogical approaches to deliver practical outcomes in terms of students turning their minds outwards to others in the world.

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  5. A Conversation about Online Collaborations using Facebook and Synchronous Communication: Student and Faculty Perspectives

    Hope Windle, Instructional Designer and Associate Professor, SUNY Ulster
    Jeannine Mercer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Lebanon Residency Program, SUNY Empire State College
    Mindy Kole, Assistant Professor of Business, Director of the Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, SUNY Ulster
    Marwa El Charif, Undergraduate Student, Lebanon Program, SUNY Empire State College
    Charbel Ghanime, Undergraduate Student, Lebanon Program, SUNY Empire State College
    Joellen Blas, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster
    Christopher Privett, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster
    Shawn Smith, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster

    Abstract: In our global economy international business skills are essential. While technology makes collaboration possible, human interaction and understanding of cultures, values and lifestyles also play a role. This presentation will share student perceptions of technological and cultural lessons learned during a social media group project. Learn the challenges students at SUNY Ulster and in Lebanon faced to communicate successfully, and how Facebook and a synchronous session improved their motivation and interaction.

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2014 COIL Conference


We were pleased to welcome nearly 250 faculty, staff, and administrators from 125 institutions in 18 countries to the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan, March 20 -21st, 2014. Attendees gathered for a series of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as networking…

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We were pleased to welcome nearly 250 faculty, staff, and administrators from 125 institutions in 18 countries to the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan, March 20 -21st, 2014. Attendees gathered for a series of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as networking opportunities framed around this year’s conference theme: Reimagining Education: Can Collaborative Online International Learning Be Normalized?

We welcome you to access conference resources via the Conference Agenda Page. Here you will find the PowerPoint and other presentations given at the conference in the order in which they took place at the event..


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