The SUNY COIL Center and the recent 3rd COIL Conference are the subject of a feature story in the Chronicle of Higher Education this week. The history of COIL is also highlighted along with our upcoming COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities. The article is one of the lead stories on the global pages of the Chronicle website and can be accessed here.
Collaboration and Technology in International Online Learning Environments: Constructing a New Paradigm
The 3rd COIL Conference held March 31st-April 1st, 2011 at the SUNY Global Center was very successful with attendees departing openly enthusiastic about the sharing, learning and networking that had taken place over the two days of the event.
The fully-booked conference brought together over 150 faculty members, international programs staff, instructional design/technology staff, and upper-level university administrators from 35 SUNY campuses as well as over 40 other institutions from around the USA and abroad. Attendees were provided with a rich overview of the developing field of globally networked learning and had the opportunity to network and share experiences and innovative teaching models. Nearly 100 people also tuned into the event via our live webcast.
* NEW Click here to access the conference video archive and copies of the PowerPoint presentations from the event.
* NEW Click here for photos from the conference.
Friday, November 12th 2010.
For the first time, representatives from all seven Nodal Network campuses (Purchase; Ulster; Binghamton; Delhi; Cortland; New Paltz and Cobleskill) convened at COIL's new home, the SUNY Global Center in Midtown Manhattan, to discuss plans for the upcoming year. The meeting included a range of discussions of new and existing initiatives around SUNY including a presentation on the Levin Institute's New York In The World project by Rebecca Smolar (seen above) and a discussion of COIL's planned participation in Levin's Global Workforce Project.
Also during the meeting, Prof. Rubin, COIL's director, announced a new Nodal Network Faculty Development Grant to help faculty at these campuses build COIL courses in one of three modalities: two week online lectures/presentations linked to shared student reflections; 3-6 course modules; and 7 week or more full course.
For more information about the COIL Nodal Network click here.