The session seeks to provide a space for knowledge sharing via showcasing four (4) studies of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects from 4 different Canadian institutions in both Western and Eastern Canada. Presenters are faculty members and internationalization officers who have conducted a COIL project in the last few years; best case practices, highlights, and tips will be shared.
The presentation also aims to showcase COIL-VE as not a lesser form of mobility, but rather, a supplementary mode to mobility that is effective in widening access and providing choices for Canadian students – particularly those who have traditionally been unable to go on physical mobility. This perspective will give insight to participants and their respective institutions in seeing COIL-VE as a sustainable and inclusive tool that can be a staple in the suite of learning abroad programs available. Through examples of projects, participants will learn how to articulate the merits of COIL projects and VE programs as more than mere temporary responses to the pandemic, and formulate the long-term benefits of this cost-effective, accessible, and community-building learning format.
Faculty members, internationalization officers, and senior administrators are welcome to join in on this session.
This session is led by the co-chairs of the Virtual Education Abroad Beyond the Pandemic subgroup of the CBIE Education Abroad Professional Learning Community.
- Provide an overview of COIL and its importance to education abroad programming
- To learn how to start and implement COIL at Canadian institutions
- To learn from faculty members on how COIL impacted their teaching and learning
- To learn how COIL can contribute to internationalization-at-home(IaH), especially for intercultural communication development among faculty and students
|1:00 pm – 1:05 pm||Introduction|
|1:05 pm – 1:15 pm||Topic 1: Four institution profiles. What and Why COIL? COIL phases and tasks (Ada & Eunjung)|
|1:15 pm – 1:25 pm||Case Study 1: Western University|
|1:25 pm – 1:35 pm||Case Study 2: Algoma University|
|1:35 pm – 1:45 pm||Case Study 3: Kwantlen Polytechnic University|
|1:45 pm – 1:55 pm||Case Study 4: Langara College|
|1:55 pm – 2:05 pm||Topic 2: How to start and implement COIL? Who are the key stakeholders for COIL? Institutional Partnership as a pathway to partnering with COIL faculty What type of resources do you need to successfully implement COIL at your institution (Ada & Eunjung)|
|2:05 pm – 2:10 pm||Conclusion; The Value of COIL and its contribution to IaH and SDG (Ada & Eunjung)|
|2:10 pm – 2:20 pm||Q&A|
|2:20 pm – 2:25 pm||Concluding remarks|