June 11-12, 2010
COIL Faculty and Staff visited Vilnius, Lithuania to present at the 1st annual EHU (European Humanities University ) elearning conference titled e-learning for a changing world: global and local needs. Prof. Jon Rubin provided the keynote address along with EHU Vice Rector Alaiksandre Kalbaska. SUNY was represented by faculty and staff from 5 separate colleges in addition to the SUNY Global Center. Presentations included the following:
- The American Community College:a model for Life Long Learning and University Preparation by Prof. Richard Cattabiani of SUNY Ulster;
- Teaching English Well Online by Goulnara Sadykova of SUNY Albany;
- Virtual Learning Environments by Dr. Valeri Chukhlomin of SUNY Empire State;
- E-learning and the language challenge by Prof. Adrian Hull of SUNY Cortland;
- XCult: Three years of Cross-Cultural Video exchange between EHU and SUNY by Prof. Jon Rubin formerly of SUNY Purchase;
- Online Teaching Presence by Dave Decker of SUNY Albany;
- E-learning within a global context by Melanie Wilson of SUNY Global Center.
In addition to the conference, some COIL faculty were able to meet their EHU partner faculty for the first time face-to-face; conduct interviews for ongoing research; and work out plans for the 2010-2011 partnered projects between the two universities. Overall, it was a rewarding and fruitful experience for both SUNY and EHU.
For more information about the conference click here.