2015 COIL Conference Agenda - Thursday

7th COIL Conference Agenda - Thursday, March 19, 2015

Please see the final conference agenda below. A detailed printed program will also be provided at registration to our in-person attendees.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration

Location: Global Center Lobby


8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking Nook Open

Location: 3rd Floor Café


9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops

(Pre-Registration Required)


1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Opening Remarks & Greeting

(Video Archive)

  • Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center
  • Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Keynote Address, Jason E. Lane, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, State University of New York

Abstract:

COIL catalyzes new approaches to internationalization, teaching and learning.  Across the globe, faculty and students use the COIL framework to facilitate virtual mobility and collaborate on emergent, experiential learning. But what catalyzes COIL? Who makes decisions when no one calls the shots? What does the future hold?  In this brief keynote, we will consider the decentralized nature of a network in a centralized environment. I propose that collective leadership may be the key. Together we will ask the question: What’s next?
 

1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Panel Session

Location: Central Synagogue Community House Beir Chapel (across the street from the SUNY Global Center)

  • Jenifer Cushman, Campus Dean and Associate Professor of German, Ohio University Zanesville
  • Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives, University of Washington Bothell
  • Keiko Ikeda, Associate Professor and Vice-Director, Center for International Education, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University, Japan
  • Maurits van Rooijen, RSA, PhD, Rector & CEO at London School of Business and Finance; President, Compostela Group of Universities
  • Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center

Abstract:

George Bernard Shaw said “The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.“ Today our challenge is to foster transformative communications between students in the world’s diverse cultures. But how to embed this process has become an essential question for higher education. Collaborative Online International Learning provides such a vehicle for direct and personal global experiences for students, faculty and staff. Over the last decade the success of COIL programs has been demonstrated in a wide variety of courses using a range of tools. But how do we move these programs from the exception to the exceptional? At the COIL Center’s 6th Conference we explore paths that may take the normalization of COIL experiences into the mainstream of higher education through a series of dialogues with those leaders working to make that happen.


3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break


3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions A (30 minutes)

Doing COIL in Japan

Location: Global Classroom, Side A (Basement Level)

(Video Archive)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Keiko Ikeda, Associate Professor and Vice-Director, Center for International Education, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University, Japan
  • Don Bysouth, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan

Abstract:

This presentation explores some recent developments in the promotion of COIL practices in a university in Japan. It will report on a recent international symposium held in Osaka as a kick-off event for this endeavor, and canvass future projections as to how to promote COIL in the institution. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on how international and SUNY colleagues can be a part of its development.


Latin America Academy Track

Multi-Disciplinary Human Rights Education as a step for the Social Justice

(Video Archive)

Location: Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Adalberto Méndez López, Adjunct Professor, Universidad La Salle, Mexivo
  • Filomena Critelli, Associate Professor and Co-director, Institute for Sustainable Global Engagement, School of Social Work, SUNY Buffalo
  • Laura Lewis, Instructor and Director of Field Education, School of Social Work, SUNY Buffalo

Abstract:

Through the COIL Academy, the School of Social Work of the University at Buffalo and the Law School of Universidad La Salle, developed a new course, titled “Disability and Human Rights through the Lens of Social Work and Laws”. In this course, that is currently teach in both institutions, students of law in Mexico and graduate level social work students in the United States are bringing together for discourse and instruction using a globally networked approach to cross-cultural collaboration as a vehicle to learn about disability and human rights.


Language Learning/Teacher Education Tracks

Preparing for the unexpected: Exploiting teaching moments in telecollaboration

Location: Tiered Classroom (Second Floor)

Prezi Presentation

Presentation Materials

  • Carolin Fuchs, Lecturer, TESOL/Applied Linguistics Dept., Teachers College, Columbia University

Abstract:

The presenters illustrate how unexpected political developments can impact technological, institutional, and inter-personal communication in a teacher education telecollaboration. This spring 2014 case study analyzes how ESL/EFL student teachers in the U.S. and Turkey designed technology-based language tasks for each other, and how they dealt with unanticipated political and technological disruption. The presenters suggest avenues for teacher educators that take advantage of affordances to enable student teachers to discover technological, institutional, and sociopolitical power structures.

 


Internationalisation at Home - Combined Session

(Video Archive)

Presentation A: ICC@home

Location: Seminar Room 303

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Maria Prellwitz, Faculty Programme Coordinator, Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Abstract:

The project is about internationalization at home for Swedish Occupational Therapy students on a bachelor level together with students from 7 other countries in Europe. The aims of the project is to compare and reflect about the quality of care of Occupational Therapy services for a specific client group in the different countries and to share this via e-learning tools. It is also for the students to increase awareness of international and cultural issues.

 

Presentation B: Online Internationalisation@Home & Abroad: social media collaboration and community building with multi-cultural students

Location: Seminar Room 303

  • Dave van Ginhoven, Senior Lecturer, European Studies, Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Rajash Rawal, Principal Lecturer in Politics, Academy of European Studies and Communication Management, Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Abstract:

This presentation will focus on efforts within the European Studies bachelor program to use social networking to encourage collaboration and to build a community among its international and diverse student body from the moment they sign up for the program up to and even beyond graduation. Creative use of Facebook facilitates informal learning and provides a platform for students to exchange information and ideas while building relationships with peers and strengthening ties to the university.


COIL in a Business Context - Combined Session

(Video Archive)

Presentation A: European perspective on COIL : the focus on coaching as a teaching tool

Location: Community House - Room 903

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Eva Haug, Coordinator of Internationalisation, University of Applied Sciences Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Abstract:

Best practice example between Amsterdam and Porvoo, Finland, where students collaborated on a manual about business and networking. The project used coaching through an online forum, a virtual exhibition and visits by the lecturers to the participating universities. Challenges included language and cultural differences, and technical support. Among the lessons learned were the advantage of joint coaching and promoting creativity through freedom in assignment format choice.

 

Presentation B: Business Across Borders as Practiced via COIL

Location: Community House - Room 903

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Cathleen McQuillen, Assistant Professor & Department Chair, School of Business, Georgian Court University
  • Ashley Elmore, Instructor, School of Business, Georgian Court University

Abstract:

Inspired and supported by an anonymous donation and a new high tech International Collaboration Center (ICC), Georgian Court is equipping business students to conduct business across borders using collaborative technology.  In this PechaKucha we discuss what makes a cross-border virtual team effective, provide a framework for designing and implementing “collaborative on-line international learning” components in business classes, and describe the outcomes in terms of developing 21st Century collaboration skills necessary in business.

 


4:00 - 4:20 p.m. Coffee Break


4:20 - 5:05 p.m. Breakout Sessions B (45 minutes)

Student Voices Track

Dogs, Military, Food, Nightlife: Deepening the COIL connection with empowered student use of social media

Location: Global Classroom, Side A  (Basement Level)

 

PowerPoint Presentation

  • 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
  • Paul Nichols Najm, Undergraduate Student, Marketing, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon
  • Joelle Nakhoul, Undergraduate Student, Media Studies, SUNY Empire State College’s Lebanon Program, Beirut
  • Bilal Sulaiman, Undergraduate Student, Marketing and Advertising, SUNY Empire State College’s Lebanon Program, Beirut
  • Alaa Breish, Undergraduate Student, Advertising, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon
  • Renee Hernandez, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster
  • Sierra Stitt, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster

Abstract:

In their second COIL collaboration, Jeannine Mercer and Mindy Kole share specific improvements they’ve made which resulted in more effective, deeper participation in a social media project. Next, students from Lebanon and New York discuss how the communication dynamics helped them move beyond cultural stereotypes to connect more as peers. This positioned them to tackle how the interpretation of social causes in different cultures varies considerably.

 


 

Empowering Yourself in a Connected World: Designing an Open SUNY Coursera MOOC for a Global Audience

(Video Archive)

Location: Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Thomas P. Mackey, Interim Vice Provost, SUNY Empire State College
  • Michele Forte, Assistant Professor and Mentor, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College
  • Kathleen Stone, Director for Curriculum and Instructional Design, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College

Abstract:

A collaborative team within SUNY that includes both Empire State College and The University at Albany designed a learner-centered Open SUNY Coursera MOOC based on the concept of metaliteracy.  We reached a global audience through the Coursera platform that influenced our design decisions and expanded our understanding of digital literacies internationally.

 


Language Learning Track

Using Facebook to Bring Together Students in the US and in Lebanon

Location: Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor)

(Video Archive)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Elizabeth Fonseca, LINCC (English Language Immersion Program) Lecturer, Nassau Community College
  • Cara Tuzzolino-Werben, LINCC (English Language Immersion Program) Lecturer, Nassau Community College
  • Sarah Guth, Program Coordinator for International Collaborations, SUNY COIL Center

Abstract:

Global awareness is crucial for students entering college; the use of social media in education represents an area of growing possibility. Social media reaches students via a familiar platform while simultaneously using it to enhance their linguistic competency. This presentation explores using Facebook to create cross-cultural and language-learning exchanges for ESOL students in New York and Beirut, Lebanon, including practical advice for those interested in implementing similar projects in any subject area.

 


COIL in the Media Arts - Combined Session

(Video Archive)

Presentation A: Connecting Audio Technology students: experiences from a collaboration between SUNY Oswego and Glasgow Caledonian University

Location: Seminar Room 303

PowerPoint Presentation

  • J. David Moore, Audio Technology Lecturer and Programme Leader, Department of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
  • Dan Wood, Coordinator of Audio Design and Production Minor, Department of Music, SUNY Oswego

Abstract:

The presentation will report on the results of the first iteration of a COIL course that was started in a technical subject between Glasgow Caledonian University and SUNY Oswego.  Audio students from both institutions collaborated on a studio recording assignment with the goal of producing demo quality music recordings over a 6-week period.  Quantitative and qualitative data was collected before and after the course to evaluate the impact of the collaboration.

 

Presentation B: “Community” A GCC Photography Exhibit

Location: Seminar Room 303

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Joe Ziolkowski, Instructor of Photography, Genesee Community College

Abstract:

Presentation creating a COIL experience using photography as a bridge between the two classes. An open ended topic of “Community” was selected to bring two photography classes together. Students learned that technology has advanced as a way to community with text and images to convey ideas on a similar topic.

 


Teacher Education Track -  Combined Session

(Video Archive)

Presentation A: Examining COIL as a Signature Pedagogy for Educational Leaders

Location: Community House - Room 903

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Linda Rae Markert, Professor and Director, Project BLEND, SUNY Oswego

Abstract:

Participants are invited to learn about the challenges & successes an educational administration faculty member encountered to transform a capstone course for leadership candidates to include a globally networked academic experience. The discussion focuses on the “implicit structure” of signature pedagogies. Are graduate students in educational leadership sensitized to the larger world by deepening their understanding of how they are perceived as aspiring leaders, and how they perceive others in this global profession?

 

 

Presentation B: Intersections of COIL, Teacher Education, & the Global Read Aloud: Global Connectedness and 21st-Century Collaborations

Location: Community House - Room 903

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Jennifer M. King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, SUNY Geneseo

Abstract:

This presentation, focused on reflective practice, shares how pre-service teachers built global awareness through the intersection of literature, digital tools, and global partners as they participated in the 2014 Global Read Aloud, an annual initiative in which teachers and students around the globe connect virtually to discuss common texts. Key findings pertain to experiences with global connectedness, cultural understandings, 21st-century collaborations and skills, academic expectations, and the GRA as a site of “possibilities.”

 


5:05 - 5:20 p.m. Coffee Break


5:20 - 5:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions C (30 minutes)

A New Approach to Assessing Online Intercultural Exchange: Soft Certification of Participant Engagement in COIL-enhanced Courses through Open Badges

Location: Global Classroom, Side A  (Basement Level)

(Video Archive)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Mirjam Hauck, Professional Development Lead, SUNY COIL Center
  • Teresa MacKinnon, Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick, U.K.

Abstract:

The challenges to the adoption of online intercultural exchange (OIE) models such as COIL have been well documented (see, for example Guth et al., 2012, MacKinnon, 2013) and the complexity of shared exlectronic accreditation explained (Aguirre and Quemada, 2012). We will present a framework for badging as an incentive for participant engagement with tasks in COIL-enhanced courses drawing on Cross and Galley's (2012) badge typology. To that effect we will take O'Dowd and Ware's (2009) overview of the main categories of OIE tasks as a starting point and suggest a way in which the various roles of badges as identified by Cross and Galley (2012) can be mapped onto O'Dowd and Ware's (2009) task categorization to foster motivation and task completion among learners.


Latin America Academy/Language Learning Tracks

Crossing International Borders: Teamwork, Technology and Online Collaborations

(Video Archive)

Location: Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Chesla Bohinski, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, Binghamton University
  • Salvador Venegas Escobar, Associate Professor, Modern Languages Dept., Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Matthew Sutin, Reasearch Consultant, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, LaGuardia Community College

Abstract:

L2 Spanish students from an American university and L2 English students from a Mexican university completed instructor-created activities over the course of six weeks in order to explore culture and the university life in one’s own country and in the country of the partnering institution. Collaborations made between students and their instructors showed that teamwork and technology know-how and flexibility are paramount in an online partnership.

 


International Education Track

Mastering American e-Learning for Non-American Students

(Video Archive)

Location: Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Valeri Chukhlomin, Associate Professor and Area Coordinator, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College
  • Bidhan Chandra, Professor, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College
  • Jeannine Mercer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Lebanon Residency Program, SUNY Empire State College

Abstract:

In 2014, a team of Center for Distance Learning and International Programs faculty and professionals received a Tier 3 SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant to develop a project titled "Creating a multiuser online platform for preparing international students to succeed in U.S.-style virtual learning environments". As part of this project, a course titled "iMOOC101: Mastering American e-Learning" was proposed for development and deployment on "Coursera." The course is intended to serve global audiences and help international online learners get familiar with and better understand American culture, academic system, educational technologies and pedagogies.

 


 

Connecting through COIL: Students Consider Refugee Issues across Borders

(Video Archive)

Location: Seminar Room 303

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Carolyn Baugh, Assistant Professor of History, Gannon University

Abstract:

This presentation will showcase a Fall 2014 COIL class linking Gannon University history students and American University of Madaba, Jordan, civics students.  The course was designed to connect the students socially while focusing their energies on the global refugee crisis.  User-friendly technologies allowed students to form bonds with each other while considering their responsibilities as global citizens toward the refugee populations in their cities and beyond.

 


 

Teaching in an International Context – Student-Centred e-Learning

Location: Community House - Room 902

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Liz Frondigoun, Lecturer, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Abstract:

This presentation will report on how an innovative (COIL-type) teaching method was developed by colleagues in the USA, England, and Scotland. It provides a blended learning experience, delivered using a cost-free wiki, for students undertaking Criminal Justice modules. It is a student-focused group work project which aims to enhance undergraduates' skills in critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, communications, understanding of criminology and criminal justice in an international context, and employability skills and confidence. We also have given consideration to assessment.

 


 

Engaging China through COIL

Location: Community House - Room 903

(Video Archive)

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Mark Reisinger, Associate Professor of Geography, Binghamton University
  • Xiaofu Pan, Principal and Deputy Director, Zhenjiang Education Bureau, China
  • Cherry Pu, Chairman, Open House Education Foundation
  • Gloria Hu, Director for China Initiatives, Binghamton University
  • Sylvie Yudin, Undergraduate Student, Department of Political Science and Geography, Binghamton University

Abstract:

In this session we will discuss three fundamental topics on how universities in the United States can engage with schools in China through the COIL method. The first topic will be a briefing of China K-12 school on-line education development. Secondly, we will discuss the latest practice of on-line education in K-12 schools of Zhenjiang City. Finally, we will present information on a pilot study in Internationalization of Chinese Curriculum inspired by the University Readiness Program joint meeting sessions.


 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. COIL Partner Network Welcome and All Conference Reception (Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served)

New York State product sponsor - Brooklyn Brewery

Location: Central Synagogue Pavilion (between the Global Center and Lexington Avenue)

 


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