3rd COIL Conference

Collaboration and Technology in International Online Learning Environments: Constructing a New Paradigm

* 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. 

When? March 31-April 1, 2011
Where? SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St. New York, NY
For many campuses, broad internationalization of the curriculum is a goal that has been hard to achieve. To address this need in curriculum development, the SUNY COIL Center has been actively working with faculty members, instructional designers and international programs to develop collaborative online international courses where faculty partner can co-teach a course or course module across global boundaries to co-construct a globally networked learning environment for their students. Today’s students, already engaged with social networking and online technologies, are primed for this innovative approach, but faculty members often need support from instructional technologists and cross-cultural facilitators to create viable and pedagogically sound courses with which to engage students.

As faculty build and co-teach courses within this modality, and our classrooms, international programs and research work are increasingly enhanced through technology, it is critical that upper level university administration, most especially college presidents and provosts, become aware of and develop fluency with these tools and this model of learning. This awareness and understanding will increase their ability to support these courses by providing leadership grounded in their understanding of the networks required to link our students, and ultimately our campuses to each other and to the world.

This conference will provide a rich overview of the developing field of globally networked learning by bringing practitioners from SUNY and from around the world to share their experiences and innovative models with an audience of both SUNY and non-SUNY participants. The agenda includes sessions focused on the application of educational technology to internationalization and globally networked learning – for faculty, graduate students, international programs staff, instructional technology staff and upper level university administrators.

CLICK HERE for the final Conference Agenda.

CLICK HERE for a map and directions to the Global Center and nearby restaurants

Registration Information:

The conference has completely filled. We do hope to stream some of the sessions live over the Internet. We also plan to record and make available most sessions via our website. More details on these options will be forthcoming as the event approaches

There is a small chance we may receive some last minute cancellations. As a result, if you can possibly join us on very short notice, please CLICK HERE to join our waitlist.

EARLY BIRD RATES!  (Register before February 1, 2011)
SUNY - $145
Non-SUNY - $235

CPD Points can be used as a method of payment.

After February 1, 2011:

SUNY - $175
Non-SUNY - $275

Accommodations and Travel:

As New York can be an expensive city for accommodations, we have made arrangements with three hotels to provide special rates to our conference attendees. Two of these hotels are located next to each other in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens (two subway stops from the Global Center) and are offering nightly conferences rates of $115 or $120 + tax. For those who prefer a Manhattan option, we were able to arrange a hotel a few blocks from the Global Center at a reduced conference rate ($199 + tax). For those who would like to arrive the night before the conference, or to stay for the weekend after the conference, we have also arranged for these rates to be available then. There are limited rooms available at the conference rates and the deadline for securing the discounted rates is February 28, 2011. If your institution is eligible, please ensure that you bring a tax exempt form and provide it at check-in.

Directions to the Global Center as well the conference hotels and their booking details can be found here

If you have any questions, please email John E. Fowler at coilinfo@suny.edu