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10th Anniversary COIL Conference - Invitation and CFP
More details will be added as developed
Thinking Differently about Teaching and Learning:
For a decade the SUNY COIL Center has been reimagining education as a globally networked phenomenon. Collaborative Online International Learning* links faculty across borders to co-create learning environments in which students gain valuable digital and cross-cultural competencies through collaboration with international peers. We have in parallel expanded the landscape of higher education institutions at SUNY, across the US and the world who are internationalizing their curricula by implementing the COIL model to benefit their students, as well as their faculty and staff.
Our own networks have grown from a handful of loosely participating campuses in 2006 to over 50 committed member institutions working to normalize this model. At this, our tenth anniversary conference, we gather together to reflect on the evolution of the field, to celebrate accomplishments, to welcome new practitioners to our networks, and to investigate what new directions the next ten years may bring.
*COIL is used to refer to any pedagogical activities that use technology to link classrooms and students in geographically distant locations through coursework. Among the other terms used to describe such activity are virtual exchange, virtual mobility, globally networked learning, telecollaboration, and online intercultural exchange.
More about the COIL Conference:
The SUNY COIL Center's annual conference is the leading international event in the field and brings together 350+ faculty, international programs staff, instructional technology staff, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to celebrate innovative models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from our international Call for Presentations.
Call for Presentations - Submission deadline: February 1, 2016
We invite proposals that broadly support this year’s conference themes for presentations based upon research and/or reflective practice in a range of formats. Joint proposals, including those that represent the collaboration of inter- or intra- departmental or institutional teams, those which are designed to foster significant audience participation, or panels which bring in student perspectives, are particularly encouraged.
More details can be found on the CFP page.
Partnerships are at the heart of the COIL model. The conference includes a number of networking opportunities for both faculty and administrators designed specifically to foster the creation of partnerships at the event. This includes a special dedicated-space nicknamed the Networking Nook which will be available throughout the conference for informal meetings.
Registration Information - Opens on December 4, 2015
The COIL Center is arranging special rates with hotels near the conference venue which will be announced in December.
Conference Venue - The CUNY Graduate Center
We greatly appreciate sponsorship from the City University of New York (CUNY) in providing dedicated conference facilities at their Graduate Center for SUNY's 10th anniversary COIL Conference thus allowing us to expand the number of attendees at this perpetually sold out event. Once the home of the B. Altman Department Store, the building was redesigned specifically for the Graduate Center's needs, serving as a thriving center of intellectual inquiry and exchange for the university, the city, and the national and international academic community. The campus is at the heart of it all in New York City. Stand in front of the Graduate Center and you're facing the Empire State Building; walk around the block and you're in the quiet, residential Murray Hill neighborhood; head up Fifth Avenue and you're at the New York Public Library. And being located at the center of it all means it's easy to get around, with subway and bus lines, Grand Central, and Penn Station all nearby.
We are grateful to our sponsors for their generous support to make the COIL Conference possible.
Lead Sponsor (Venue Sponsor)
We are pleased to offer the opportunity to partner with SUNY COIL Center as a conference sponsor. Please email COILConference@suny.edu for a sponsorship packet.