2016 COIL Conference Agenda - Monday

10th Anniversary COIL Conference Agenda - Monday, April 25, 2016

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

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open

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

Location: C-205

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session  --Video Archive

Location: Auditorium

Welcome Remarks from CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost

  • Vita C. Rabinowitz, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost, City University of New York

Vita C. Rabinowitz is Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost at The City University of New York. Since her service this role began in July 2015, she has worked to advance university priorities related to college readiness, degree completion, and workforce development as well as performance management and assessment, among other areas. She has also established CUNY’s Office of Faculty Affairs, which aims to work collaboratively with colleagues across the university to ensure that faculty are supported and recognized for their essential contributions to students, the University, and their disciplines. For nearly a decade prior to her current appointment, Dr. Rabinowitz served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hunter College, where she spent 37 years as a dedicated faculty member and also served as the co-founder and co-director of the Gender Equity Project.  Dr. Rabinowitz received her master’s and doctoral degrees in social psychology at Northwestern University.

The COIL Story: A Reflection: The COIL Story: What we have done and why is it important?

  • Jon Rubin, Founder and Director, SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning

Director Rubin will take the occasion of our 10th anniversary conference to review the complex and often unexpected evolutionary path the COIL model has taken as it has grown from being a practice of isolated teachers to becoming an accepted methodology supported by multiple international institutions around the world. Anecdotes of the COIL Center’s birth and growth will be compared to parallel political and technological developments that have influenced the emergence of this format and other similar initiatives still evolving. (Biography and Photo on Back Cover) 

Keynote Address:  Globally Networked Learning for a Planet in Peril: Where Do We Go Now? -- PowerPoint Presentation

  • Doreen Starke-Meyerring, Associate Professor, McGill University (Canada)

Around the world, generations of students graduate from colleges and universities, inheriting what can only be described as a planet in peril, steeped in pressing problems of unprecedented proportions, ranging from climate change, environmental degradation, and water shortage to poverty, food insecurity, war, forced mass migration, economic crises, and epidemics. These problems all are invariably global, and they have not been and cannot be solved with the thinking that created them. As such, they are also testimony to the fact that globally networked learning environments are not optional, extra program frills, but urgently needed foundational spaces for exploring deep transformations in teaching and learning that are at the heart of higher education’s mission and responsibilities. Beginning with some reflections on the past 10 years of COIL’s work, this presentation invites conference participants to explore the urgent deep transformations to teaching and learning that globally networked learning makes possible and vice versa, that make globally networked learning indispensable.

Doreen Starke-Meyerring is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric, writing, discourse, media literacy, and internet studies. Her research examines the implications of digital technologies, globalization, and an increased focus on knowledge production for teaching and learning in higher education. Her publications include Research Communication in the Social and Human Sciences: From dissemination to public engagement (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), Designing Global Learning Environments: Visionary Partnerships, Policies, and Pedagogies (Sense Publishers, 2008), and Writing in Knowledge Societies (Parlor Press/ WAC Clearinghouse, 2011).

Panel Discussion: What has changed, what have we learned and where do we go now? – An interaction with our audience

  • Jon Rubin, Founder and Director, SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning
  • Sally Crimmins-Villela, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, State University of New York Assistance
  • Craig Little, Distinguished Service Professor, SUNY Cortland
  • Sarah Guth, Lecturer, English as a Foreign Language, University of Padova (Italy)

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions A (30 Minutes)

Student Voices Track

Institutionalizing COIL through Collaboration Across a System  --Video Archive

Location: Auditorium

  • Jenifer Cushman, Ohio University Zanesville (United States)
  • Matt Dingo, Ohio University (United States)
  • Korcaighe Hale, Ohio University Zanesville (United States)

Extending global learning opportunities to place-bound, first-generation regional campus students requires innovative approaches.  A team of an administrator, a faculty member, and an instructional designer will present a reflective practice exploration of a COIL effort at Ohio University’s regional campuses.  They will address the background of the OU effort, two pilot courses being taught spring 2016, and the multiple constituent collaborations needed to implement a comprehensive, intentional COIL effort across a campus or system.


Student Voices Track

The Moving Force Behind Effective Global Communication Made Easy  Video Archive

Location: C-197

  • Mahlon Grass, Lock Haven University (United States)
  • Marcia Ostashewski, Cape Breton University (Canada)
  • Pamela Tabatabai, Lock Haven University (United States)
  • Jim Teskey, Cape Breton University (Canada)

Undergraduate students from Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania, and Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, participated in a fully online, four-week course during the fall, 2015 semester which including interactive Skype sessions and an online collaboration using “D2L” software.  Students from both Universities will travel to New York City for the conference to share their best practices, successes achieved, lessons learned, and perspectives from this initial partnership in explaining the moving force behind global communications made easy.

Creating an International Community Through Case Based Learning: A Hybrid Approach -- PowerPoint Presentation -- Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Tara Mahoney, SUNY Cortland (United States)

The aim of this study was to evaluate student feedback concerning the case-based learning (CBL) approach used in an international hybrid course (i.e., online and on-campus) called Sport International. This unique course was organized and jointly taught at three different universities including Finland, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Recommendations for future international collaborative courses using the CBL method will be discussed.

Building Bridges Between Cultures through Graphic Design Advocacy  -- PowerPoint Presentation -- Video Archive

Location: C-201

  • Eileen MacAvery Kane, Rockland Community College (United States)
  • Hendali Steynberg, Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa)

Hendali Steynberg from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa and Eileen MacAvery Kane from Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY, will present about a collaborative graphic design advocacy poster project between their classes. The project was a huge success, enjoyed by both classes while in the process creating cultural awareness, raising self-esteem, diminishing cultural bias, and creating understanding and a small, but mighty bridge, between two cultures.

Language Learning Track

COIL as a Double Helix: Insights from a Three Year German-American On-Line Learning Collaboration -- PowerPoint Presentation -- Video Archive

Location: C-202

  • William Herman, SUNY Potsdam (United States)
  • Frederik Ahlgrimm, University of Potsdam (Germany)

A SUNY psychology professor and a German counterpart who also prepares teachers found creative ways to involve their students in an international learning exchange venue. Students in an educational psychology class and a German pedagogics class examined their personal beliefs about teaching/learning through electronic dialogue and discussion while producing an observable outcome of such an experience. Such experiments highlight that such collaboration might allow professors and students to become more effective “citizens of the world.”

Latin America Academy Track

Un-COIL-able Classes?: Why being creative is not just for artists anymore.--Video Archive

Location: C-203

  • Alfonso Guevara, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Lynda Carroll, SUNY Broome Community College (United States)

Interdisciplinary teaching is all about being conscious of a dialectic process. In this session, we will show you how we "worked the dialectic" in an Archaeology class (United States) and New Media Art class (Mexico). The format will combine performance, lecture, pop culture videos and images, to illustrate the themes we used to bring together two very different courses: heritage, material culture, memes and storytelling.

Benefits of Implementing the COIL Model in Heritage Speakers Instruction  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • Laura Villa, Queens College (CUNY) (United States)
  • María Barros, Saint Xavier University (United States)

This presentation will describe the development of Latinos in the US, a telecollaboration project that connects students taking the same heritage Spanish course at Saint Xavier University and Queens College. We will discuss the challenges encountered in the design and implementation phases. We will also provide an evaluation of the specific technological tools employed in our project as well as some preliminary results on the benefits of using collaborative online learning in heritage language instruction.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Networking Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions B (60 Minutes)

The Good, the Bad and the New! COIL-ing Over Time  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: Auditorium

  • Sarah Guth, University of Padova (Italy)
  • Marca Wolfensberger, Utrecht University (Netherlands)
  • Lenora Helm Hammonds, North Carolina Central University (United States)
  • Keld Hosbond, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg (Denmark)
  • Mary Guzzy, SUNY Corning Community College (United States)
  • Mark Adams, San Jose State University (United States)
  • Ruth Wilson, San Jose State University (United States)
  • Rita Rowand, George Mason University (United States)
  • Anne Schiller, George Mason University (United States)
  • Barbara LeSavoy, SUNY College at Brockport (United States)
  • Meredith Harrigan, SUNY Geneseo (United States)
  • Richena Purnell-Sayle, George Mason University (United States)
  • Ann Giralico Pearlman, SUNY College at Brockport (United States)

How can COIL projects last over time? What factors thwart the sustainability of COIL projects? How can one COIL project lead to more extensive internationalization across campuses? In this session experienced COIL practitioners who were part of an NEH-funded project which ran from 2010 to 2013 will answer these questions. Through lightening presentations followed by in-depth discussion, this session will offer participants insight into how to COIL over time.

Student Voices Track

Hear the voices, see the projects, ask the questions: Student Perspectives and Voices from COIL Exchanges and Experiences  Video Archive

Location: C-197

  • Hope Windle, SUNY Ulster (United States)
  • Chilton Reynolds, SUNY Oneonta (United States)
  • Joan Mena, SUNY Ulster (United States)
  • Tate Stoyell, SUNY Oneonta (United States)

While this conference focuses on collaborative international projects that happen with students, the students themselves are often left out of the conversation.  This session will give students from COIL projects, past and present, a chance to share their experiences with the audience.  Students from SUNY campuses and some of their international partners will be present to share their COIL experiences, reflect on their learning from the project and share how it affected their lives.


COIL-Triangle of Internationalization: Connective Multicultural Learning Experiences from Potsdam, Chihuahua and London  -- PowerPoint Presentation -- Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Alexander Knoth, University of Potsdam (Germany)
  • Angelica Santana, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

The workshop introduces best practices for managing a tri-national e-learning based collaboration. Several technical and didactical solutions for cross-campus, international teaching will be presented. Well organized student team work can, for example, engage students in ongoing exchange processes and encourage academic and scientific discussions within a self-regulating and student centric sphere. The fostering of collaborative and informal learning are key methodological approaches to engage the student’s cultural background and to help them overcome cultural prejudices.

Student Voices Track

Telecollaboration in International (Moodle) courses: Pitfalls and Success   --PowerPoint Presentation -- Video Archive

Location: C-201

  • Miriam Russell, SUNY Empire State College (United States)
  • Lorette Calix, SUNY Empire State College (United States)
  • Richard Bonnabeau, SUNY Empire State College (United States)
  • Francesca Cichello, SUNY Empire State College (United States)

This four-person panel will present an overview of the communicative tools and technology used in SUNY Empire State College international programs. Included will be reflections on experiences using technology with international students, some of whom will join the panel virtually using Zoom. Additionally, specific examples of computer-mediated feedback will illustrate how these tools helped turn telecommunication pitfalls into success for all.

COIL courses: A tool to deepen engagement with global social and environmental issues -- PowerPoint Presentation 1 -- PowerPoint Presentation 2 -- PowerPoint Presentation 3 -- PowerPoint Presentation 4 -- Video Archive

Location: C-202

  • Ursula Valdez, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
  • Natalia Dyba, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
  • Butch De Castro, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
  • Eunjung Kim, University of Washington (United States)
  • Ron Krabill, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
  • Eduardo Da Silva, University of Washington (United States)
  • Kramer Canup, University of Washington Bothell (United States)

Our Panel will showcase the approaches that University of Washington COIL Fellows use to address social and environmental issues of global significance within their courses. Five short presentations will highlight approaches that engage students from several disciplines, and show how interactions with peers abroad influence addressing solutions or deepening discussion. Student voices will be incorporated throughout.  At the end of the presentations, we will open the panel to all attendants for a discussion/ Q&A session

Combined Session: Latin America Academy - Student Voices Tracks

Location: C-203

Educating for an Inclusive World: Promoting Disability Rights through Collaborative Online International Learning

  • Filomena Critelli, University at Buffalo (United States)
  • Asli Yalim, University at Buffalo (United States)
  • Sarah Richards-desai, University at Buffalo (United States)

This session presents an innovative model of globally-networked online international learning developed through a collaboration between University at Buffalo and Universidad LaSalle, Mexico. The course examines disability rights in Mexico and U.S., identifying themes that cut across nations and cultures.  The successes and challenges of this approach to cross-national human education based from the perspectives of students and educators are also presented, as well as the implications for teaching and practice

Teaching for Success: Mexico-US Collaboration and the Power of Internationalization - PowerPoint Presentation -- Video Presentation #1 -- Video Presentation #2

  • Nataly Tcherepashenets, SUNY, Empire State College (United States)
  • Martha Del Angel, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

The tasks of both bringing the equality of opportunities and promoting intercultural dialogue continue to be priorities for education, whose major objective and obligation is an expansion of the freedoms of human beings. In the era of globalization, its fulfillment more than ever depends on making it possible for people of different backgrounds to participate in intercultural dialogue on equal terms. Mexico-US collaboration (SUNY, COIL project) offered unique opportunities for the realization of this goal.

Mismatched Matched- Making It Work Across the Globe  -- PowerPoint Presentation

  • Maryanne Kildare, Nassau Community College (United States)
  • Lupita Urena Rodriguez, University of Guadalajara (Mexico)

Presenters will share how they initially developed the COIL project with the same ultimate goals, mainly English language acquisition while learning about other cultures, but in reality, it was much more. As the project evolved, it became clear that each class was receiving residual valuable benefits by reaching initial goals while achieving the desired outcomes.  Presenters will guide you through this wonderful journey of discovery, cultural diversity, adaptability and technology.

Mexico: COIL exchange, study abroad, and intercultural competence  -- PowerPoint Presentation

  • Chesla Ann Bohinski, Binghamton University (United States)
  • Salvador Venegas Escobar, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)

This project quantitatively and qualitatively focuses on two L2 Spanish participants' intercultural competence (IC) and language development during travel to Mexico post-COIL exchange. Analysis of participants' attitudes, knowledge, skills, internal outcomes, and external outcomes reveal that considerable progress can be made during a short stay trip. By gaining a better understanding of IC and how to assess it, instructors can implement activities to build IC in order to better facilitate second language teaching and learning.

COIL experiences enhanced by organically emerged mobility components -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • GianMario Besana, DePaul University (United States)
  • Rositsa Leon, DePaul University (United States)
  • Nila Ginger Hofman, DePaul University (United States)
  • Richard Farkas, DePaul University (United States)
  • Shweta Sinha Despande, Symbiosis International University (India)
  • Pero Maldini, University of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

DePaul University’s COIL initiative relies on tight coordination between the offices of Global Engagement and Faculty Instructional Technology Services. Within this context, a variation of the traditional COIL format that includes a component of faculty and student international mobility emerged organically. Two instances of this enhanced model will be presented. A key component of the ideation of the new model was an existing international faculty development program that was strategically leveraged to generate COIL activity.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions C (60 Minutes)

COIL: Creating Access to Global Learning for All -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: Auditorium

  • Heather Ward, American Council on Education (United States)
  • Lenora Helm Hammonds, North Carolina Central University (United States)
  • Megan Gibbons, Glenville State College (United States)
  • Jan McCauley, SUNY Broome Community College (United States)

Colleges and universities are looking for accessible, low-cost ways to deliver global learning, particularly to the 90 percent of undergraduates who do not study abroad. The American Council on Education has identified the COIL model as a promising way to reach those students. This session will feature panelists from an HBCU, a rural Appalachian college, and a community college who have developed COIL programs to deliver global learning to students on their campuses.

Combined Session: Latin America Academy - Student Voices Tracks

Location: C-197

Online Cultural Exchange: Reflections from Mexican-American Partnerships --PowerPoint Presentation--Video Archive (Beginning 1-13:20)

  • Gretel Werner, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Jill Amati, Alfred State University (United States)
  • Victor Sanchez, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)

This panel will explore experiences from two COIL collaborations between SUNY institutions and UDEM during the spring 2016 semester.

Dialogue without Borders -- PowerPoint Presentation-- Video Archive (Beginning 13:20-26:32)

  • Blanca Henric, Tecnológico de Monterrey- Campus Chihuahua (Mexico)
  • Kathleen Bater, SUNY College at Old Westbury (United States)
  • Carmen Fierro, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

We will conduct a forum for which the instructors have produced a video explaining the goals of COIL including a discussion of the reasons we chose to participate giving an explanation of the planning necessary to complete the project.  Additionally, we describe activities conducted by SKYPE and Facebook. Students of TEC/ SUNY reflect on their experience comparing initial expectations at the onset of the course with learning they have gained through collaboration with peers.

Experiences using Smart Phones among International students colaboración--Video Archive (Beginning 27:00-36:00)

  • Antonio Rios, ITESM Chihuahua (Mexico)

The research analyses and documents the use of smartphones in projects developed by international students collaborating. Experiences of the program COIL between SUNY and the ITESM Chihuahua.

Three Educators Reflect on Their COIL Collaboration--Video Archive (Beginning 36:30-end)

  • Cara Tuzzolino, Nassau Community College (United States)
  • Xochitl G. Soriano, University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
  • Deborah Spiro, Nassau Community College (United States)

In this workshop, the presenters will share, reflect and present information about effective digital tools used during a COIL-embedded course between ESL students from Nassau Community College and students from the B.A. in TEFL at the University of Guadalajara. Instructional designer worked with two language instructors to create a course designed to increase students’ cultural competence, digital media skills and English language proficiency. Attendees will leave with applicable resources.


Rinse and Repeat: Creating a Culture for COIL -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Natalia Dyba, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
  • Colleen Carmean, University of Virginia (United States)

COIL success depends on lessons learned, tools evaluated, connections fostered. Rinse and repeat. At the University of Washington, a tri-campus collaboration has fostered a diverse departmental, technical and pedagogical culture of inventing, sharing and revising effective online international learning environments. In this workshop, we’ll share some of our specific methods and programs for supporting COIL across the institution. Then, we’ll invite other COILers to join in sharing and peer review.


Jazzing Up Your Curriculum: Applying Principles of Jazz to Collaboration -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-201

  • Janine Lim, Andrews University (United States)
  • Amy Spath, CNRIC (United States)
  • Ken Conn, i2i Technologies (United States)
  • Roxanne Glaser, i2i Technologies (Worldwide)

Collaboration requires a unique set of skills, skills that are similar to those used in jazz music. Autonomy, passion, risk, innovation, and listening are essential to a successful collaborative experience. Learn how these five principles of jazz are applied in a unique summer course for K12 teachers called 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing. The workshop is collaboratively led and features a variety of interactive activities across the participating sites.

Combined Session: Latin America Academy Track

Location: C-202

Impact of a COIL Multidisciplinary & Multicultural Global Virtual Team Project on Cultural Intelligence  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

  • Pablo Ramirez, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Eduardo González Mendívil, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Olivia Hernández-Pozas, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Krista Knight, SUNY Oswego (United States)

This presentation summarizes the impact of a COIL multidisciplinary & multicultural Global Virtual Team project on Cultural Intelligence. Disciplines include Project management, multimedia design, and creative writing. Cultures are Mexican and American.  Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capacity to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts. Results demonstrate that CQ can improve with this type of project. But, improvement varies greatly by course depending on the characteristics of participants & the intervention of facilitators.

Assessing Changes on Cultural Intelligence in Two Mexico-Japan COIL Courses  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive (Begins at 24:29)

  • Angelica Santana, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Armando Roman, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Olivia Hernández-Pozas, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

This presentation reports the results obtained on a study conducted in two COIL collaborative courses using Cultural Intelligence assessments.  Results also include a summary of qualitative information gathered in two focus-groups, conducted at the end of their courses. These results suggests that professors must take into consideration the phases of student’s process of cultural adaptation, when implementing COIL courses in the classroom, particularly, with students who lack previous experience working in global virtual teams (GVTs).

An Annual Check-in Live from the Trenches 2016: Instructional Designers’ Perspectives on COIL  --PowerPoint Presentation--Video Archive

Location: C-203

  • Hope Windle, SUNY Ulster (United States)
  • Chilton Reynolds, SUNY Oneonta (United States)
  • Ann Giralico Pearlman, SUNY Brockport (United States)
  • Martha Gold, SUNY Corning Community College (United States)
  • Tom Capuano, Monroe Community College (United States)
  • Patrice Prusko, Cornell University (United States)
  • Douglas Hemphill, SUNY Oswego (United States)

Join a discussion with Instructional Designers about the successes and challenges they have seen on their campuses.  Each Instructional Designer will provide an overview of COIL on his or her campus before going more in depth on selected issues.  Afterward, they will answer questions from the audience. This is a great chance to dig into the minds behind some of the exemplary COIL programs in SUNY. We look forward to seeing you there.

The SUNY COIL Center Turkey Hub and Course Development Initiative: From Catering to Cartography: Against all odds!  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • Lori Thompson, SUNY Office of Global Affairs (United States)
  • Richard Benniger, SUNY Cobleskill (United States)
  • Regina Eckert, Binghamton University (United States)
  • Isik Gulcubuk, İzmir University of Economics (Turkey)
  • Clemens Hoffmann, Bilkent University (Turkey)
  • Nicole Jacoberger, Nassau Community College (United States)
  • Jonathan Little, Monroe Community College (United States)
  • Sema Misci Kip, İzmir University of Economics (Turkey)
  • Erkan Saka, Bilgi University (Turkey)
  • Mirjam Hauck, SUNY COIL Center, Open University UK ((USA and UK))

We follow the journey of the first cohort of the Turkish Initiative fellows from the moment they first met online to the launch of their COIL-enhanced modules and beyond. The professors will remind us why COIL work plays a crucial role in developing the intercultural competence required by both faculty and students to explore, understand and communicate in an informed way the political, economic and social issues currently at stake in this part of the world.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking Break

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions D (60 Minutes)

Getting COIL to stick on your campus  -- Google Slide Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: Auditorium

  • Hope Windle, SUNY Ulster (United States)
  • Jayne Peaslee, SUNY Corning (United States)
  • Catherine Roche, Rockland Community College (United States)
  • Kathleen McKenna, SUNY Broome Community College (United States)

Colleges without an international program office can still get COIL to stick!  A panel from four community colleges will describe how their grass-root efforts have enabled COIL to stick on their campus by incorporating procedures and guidelines for faculty course module proposals, international travel for both faculty and students, campus-wide strategic plans, technology support and training for learning activities, college branding, and academic program goals.

Which Way? Identifying a Suitable Cultural Compass to Assess Student Engagement in Online and Blended Courses  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-197

  • Rick Arrowood, Northeastern University (United States)
  • Leslie Hitch, Northeastern University (United States)
  • Eva Kampits, Northeastern University (United States)

Is student engagement solely what we experience in the classroom or online? If not, how do we distinguish students engaged or not when genuine engagement is not readily apparent? We argue that a successful engagement model is multi-faceted, stemming from understanding what motivates students intrinsically and extrinsically; i.e. which cultural compass is in play? As with many journeys, the compass helps us navigate; but first we should identify the right direction for our journey.


The Global Classrooms Initiative: Converting Intercultural Understanding Into Workforce Readiness --PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Ross Lewin, University of Maryland College Park (United States)
  • Raluca Nahorniac, University of Maryland College Park (United States)
  • Stacy Kosko, University of Maryland College Park (United States)

In the new global economy, work increasingly involves teams of individuals from around the world collaborating through digital spaces to produce valuable deliverables. The Global Classrooms Initiative is University of Maryland’s innovative, cost effective response to these new realities. Starting from Maryland's experience, the proposed session invites the participants to consider the opportunities and challenges of implementing a university-wide cross-cultural, virtual, project-based learning initiative, from the standpoint of three different campus stakeholders.

[Jump]Start COIL on Your Campus! -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-201

  • Gale Lynch, Monroe Community College (United States)
  • Tom Capuano, Monroe Community College (United States)
  • Alice Wilson, Monroe Community College (United States)

Are you looking to start – or jump start - a COIL initiative? Come hear Monroe Community College’s story of building their COIL program over the past twelve months.  MCC’s Campus Coordinator, Instructional Designer and Librarian will share their experiences launching a successful COIL program.  This panel will share ideas, concrete tips, sample forms, demonstrate technology and open the floor for others to share their successes.  You'll leave ready to [jump] start COIL on your campus!

Combined Session

Location: C-202

Using “low-tech” for “high-tech” ideas:  implementing COIL to teach: “Teaching English in a Multi-cultural classroom.”  -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

  • Juanita Blackton, Applied Language Institute University of Missouri Kansas City (United States)

This presentation will cover the journey of one teacher as she received a virtually open syllabus to teach a course called, “Teaching English in a Multi-cultural Classroom.” The presentation will include how a “high-tech” idea utilized “low-tech” resources, along with how collaboration across continents made the project a success.

Mobile Language Exchange using WeChat: Intercultural Discussions Using Smartphones. -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

  • Valeria Belmonti, Center for Integrated Language Communities (United States)

The presentation will share task-based telecollaborative modules, which have been designed by a team of researchers and faculty of the Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC) in partnership with Chinese universities for undergraduate Chinese courses at two senior CUNY campuses. The roadmap implemented by CILC to accomplish the design of the modules will also be illustrated. CILC is one of the sixteen National Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI.

From Passion to Action: Preparing Future COILers for “Success”  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

  • Thomas Nechodomu, University of Minnesota (United States)

Appropriately preparing and supporting instructors who COIL is integral to their success.  This session will reveal how instructional designers at the University of Minnesota developed a COIL professional development program that offers administrative and academic support through collaborative workshops and individualized instructional design mentoring.  The session will include a conversation on the importance of defining “success” in a manner that encourages faculty no matter what their COIL experiences throw their way.

Combined Session: Latin America Academy Track

Location: C-203

COIL Program in 3 weeks - preparing for the main course: the experience of the mini-module -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

  • Jan McCauley, SUNY Broome Community College (United States)
  • Alejandra Ortega, Universidad La Salle, Ciudad de México (Mexico)

A brief, 3-week COIL Mini-Module presented a unique set of challenges for students relating to communication (both with one another and with their instructors), work habits, and cultural understanding.  However, in general the experience was evaluated positively and produced satisfactory scholarly work.  The session will demonstrate the value of developing and executing an abbreviated COIL module in preparation for a full-length module to be held during a later semester.

Cultivating Civic Professionalism and Service Learning through Chemistry, Plant Science, and COIL--Video Archive

  • Maria Luisa Lopez Segura, Tecnológico de Monterrey- Campus Laguna (Mexico)
  • Laura Penman, Monroe Community College (United States)

A rural community in north of Mexico currently produces and sells cosmetic and therapeutic products made from local desert plants. Through our COIL module, student groups use chemistry and biology principles to provide technical information for the sustainable production of plants and plant extracts, taking into consideration local resources and people's needs. Students learn about plant production under greenhouse conditions and methods of extracting biological ingredients while helping people in this community improve their lives.

COIL and the West Virginia Higher Education Trade Mission Model  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • Megan Gibbons, Glenville State College (United States)
  • Leticia Poblano, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico)
  • Clark Egnor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (United States)

This session will examine West Virginia’s Higher Education Trade Mission Model with Puebla, Mexico initiated in June 2015.  This unique collaboration between established state consortia promotes internationalization efforts, particularly at the curricular level with the use of COIL.  Panel participants will discuss COIL outreach conducted in Puebla, the development of a cohort of COIL Fellows and subsequent training, and the implementation of a COIL module in Fall 2015 as well as those currently in progress.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All Conference Reception and 10th COIL Center Anniversary Celebration (Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served)

Location: Dining Commons (8th Floor)

Join your old and new colleagues for an evening of networking as we celebrate the COIL Center’s 10th Anniversary together. The reception is located in the wonderful 8th floor dining area with a spectacular skylight view of the Empire State Building. See you there!

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