2016 COIL Conference Free Webcast Agenda

We are very pleased to again be able to offer a free live webcast to allow individuals across the world that may not be able to attend the event for geographic, financial, political or other reasons to benefit from the many informative sessions on being offered focused on this year's theme of COILing Across a Decade: Reflections and New Directions. Please share info about the webcast with anyone you think may be interested to join us.

If you are interested in joining the webcast please complete the short registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COIL2016Webcast.

Live Webcast Links

Auditorium Link -https://livestream.com/hvccstreaming/COIL2016

Recital Hall Link -https://livestream.com/vvt/COIL2016

You can see the list of sessions which will be webcast below. You can view the times of the event in other parts of the world by clicking the links below.

April 25, 2016: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. NYC EDT Time April 26, 2016: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NYC EDT Time

Monday Webcast Agenda

Tuesday Webcast Agenda

You can also access presenter bios. We will also be recording all conference sessions to be made available as a video archive on the COIL Center website.

2016 COIL Conference Webcast Agenda - Monday

Auditorium Stream


 Recital Hall Stream

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

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

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?

  • 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.

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)
No livestream from this room during plenary session

1 - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions A

Institutionalizing COIL through Collaboration Across a System

  • 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.


1 - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions A

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

  • 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.


2 - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions B

The Good, the Bad and the New! COIL-ing Over Time

  • 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.

2 - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions B

COIL experiences enhanced by organically emerged mobility components

  • 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 - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions C

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

  • 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.





3 - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions C

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

  • 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.

5 - 6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions D

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

  • 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.


5 - 6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions D

COIL and the West Virginia Higher Education Trade Mission Model

  • 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.



2016 COIL Conference Webcast Agenda - Tuesday

Auditorium Stream


 Recital Hall Stream


No livestream from this room during plenary session

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Town Hall Meeting for Other Attendees - How to Support Growth of COIL Initiatives Across the USA and Abroad

  • Jenifer Cushman, Ohio University Zanesville (United States)
  • Natalia Dyba, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
  • John E. Fowler, SUNY COIL Center (United States)
  • Sarah Guth, University of Padova (Italy)
  • Keiko Ikeda, Kansai University (Japan)
  • Heather Ward, American Council on Education (United States)

Uptake of the COIL and similar ideas (e.g. virtual exchange and telecollaboration) has grown substantially in the past 10 years, and we expect even more dramatic growth in the future. Please join us in this town hall style session to learn more about initiatives at the COIL Center, across the USA, and around the world, that are helping support the COIL model outside of their own institutional settings. The panel will briefly share examples and successes from organizational settings, within single university systems, on a national scale, and on multi-national levels.

Using these projects as a starting point, we will open the discussion to the audience to hear your questions and suggestions on how as a broader global community we can collaborate to create organizations and infrastructure to help this idea continue to grow and to support those institutions interested to get started. Bring your ideas and help us all work together to shape the next decade in this vital area of international education. Outcomes of this town hall meeting will be included in today’s afternoon plenary.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions E

Student Voices Track

A Good Kind of Global Warming: Melting Pakistan-U.S. Stereotypes

  • Mark Adams, San Jose State University (United States)
  • Minna Holopainen, San Jose State University (United States)
  • Munazza Ambreen, Allama Iqbal Open University (Pakistan)
  • Jason Laker, San Jose State University (United States)

Under the Pakistan Distance Education Enhancement Program (PDEEP), professors and students from Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan, a mega-university with 1.3 million students, connected with San José State University, USA, for a multitude of COIL projects.  In this presentation, we'll hear from professors and students--live from Islamabad and San Jose--about the cultural, technical, and security challenges, mitigations, lessons learned, and surprises along the way, through this university partnership in the service of peace and prosperity.




10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions E

Latin America Academy - Student Voices Tracks

Dragon Tales: Lessons learnt from multiple COIL courses taught at a 4-year institution  -- PowerPoint Presentation

  • Frank Thornton, SUNY College at Oneonta (United States)
  • Carol Dean, SUNY College at Oneonta (United States)
  • Elizabeth Small, SUNY College at Oneonta (United States)
  • Victor Zorrilla Garza, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Maria Cristina Montoya, SUNY College at Oneonta (United States)
  • Chilton Reynolds, SUNY (United States)
  • Haley Fallon, SUNY Oneonta (United States)
  • Erica Braithwaite, SUNY Oneonta (United States)

Our campus in now in its third year of doing COIL projects, which means we are now starting to implement repeat implementations of COIL modules in classrooms.  The participating faculty are now going through the process of reflecting on their initial COIL classes and focusing on the next iteration.  Multiple faculty from our campus will participate in this presentation to talk about their lessons learned and how that will change their future COIL projects.

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Plenary Session

Welcome Remarks from SUNY’s Chancellor

  • Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York

Keynote Address:  Higher Education in a Shared World

  • Susan Buck Sutton, Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, Bryn Mawr College

An increasingly interconnected and interdependent world is reshaping higher education in ways we are only just beginning to understand.  Colleges and universities are wrestling with how they will engage this new reality, facing critical decisions as to how – and even whether – they will extend themselves beyond their traditional boundaries.  It is in this context that COIL initiatives can be seen as not just a fascinating pedagogical development, but also a clear statement that the global system of higher education that is emerging from our institutional actions should be a shared and collaborative one.

An Introduction to the Stevens Initiative by

  • Henry Shepherd, Assistant Director of the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative, Aspen Institute

The Stevens Initiative is an international public-private partnership aimed at bringing young people together to learn about the world and each other and to give them the skills they need to participate in the global economy. The Initiative makes awards to educational and nongovernmental organizations, convenes practitioners, and raises public awareness of the field. Educators who make online, cross-cultural collaboration part of their teaching – or who want to do so – are encouraged to learn more about the Initiative’s approach, its award competition, and the other activities and resources it offers.

Panel Discussion: Where is COIL practice going? What funders are supporting COIL and Virtual Exchange, and what higher education institutions are adopting the model?

  • Susan Buck Sutton, Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, Bryn Mawr College
  • Henry Shepherd, Assistant Director of the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative, Aspen Institute
  • Jon Rubin, Founder and Director, SUNY COIL Center
  • Mirjam Hauck, Professional Development Lead – SUNY COIL Center, Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of Department - Open University UK
  • Simone Hackett, Faculty Coordinator for Internationalisation, Hague University of Applied Sciences
No livestream from this room during plenary session

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions F

Student Voices Track

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing: Learning Culture Through Advertising  -- PowerPoint Presentation

  • Eva Haug, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Mindy Kole, SUNY Ulster (United States)
  • Joan Mena, SUNY Ulster (United States)
  • Kristy Lyons, SUNY Ulster (United States)
  • Meghan Pieters, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Richard Yusufi, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

Students from the Netherlands and US collaborate to learn how culture influences the advertising of global brands like Coke and Heineken in both countries. The project was a successful introduction to virtual, diverse teamwork and cultural impact on business.  Lessons learned include the benefits of coaching, face to face collaboration and e-lectures.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions F

A Decade (Plus) of COIL Teaching:  What We Have Learned from Our Experience

  • Craig Little, SUNY Cortland (United States)
  • Larissa Titarenko, Belarusian State University (Belarus)

For more than a decade, we have been teaching an asynchronous COIL course on the sociological (and criminological) topic of Social Control enrolling, at various times, students from America, Belarus, Australia and Russia.  This session will focus on what we have learned about collaborative, online, international learning (and teaching) over the past decade.  After describing our course and discussing some of what we have learned, we will open the floor to questions and discussion.



4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions G

Language Learning Track

How a model of intercultural telecollaboration has evolved over the years: lessons learned with Cultura

  • Sabine Levet, MIT (United States)
  • LeAnn Stevens-Larré, ENSEIRB (France)

This session will present how Cultura, a model of telecollaboration for intercultural learning, has evolved over the years. It will also discuss the complex nature of telecollaboration, informed by four years of collaboration between two instructors, in France and the US. It will look at how to take into account different circumstances and expectations between partners, ensure reciprocity, and incorporate a reflection on the interaction with the partner class in the learning experience.

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions G

Latin America Academy - Student Voices Tracks

Looking Back at the Dots: Connecting Final Student Perspectives to Original Learning Outcomes -- PowerPoint Presentation-- Team #3 Project -- Team #3 Presentation -- Team #5 Project -- Team #5 Presentation

  • Kathleen Borbee, Monroe Community College (United States)
  • Jose Andrade, University of Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Cedric Hairston, Monroe Community College (United States)

This presentation will review the joint advertising/marketing project between cross-cultural student teams from Monroe Community College (MCC), Rochester, NY and the University of Monterrey (UDEM), Monterrey, Mexico. Initial course learning outcomes will be reviewed along with the project process and outcomes. Samples of student work will be shown illustrating student academic and cultural growth.

5 – 5:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions H

Latin America Academy Track

My Pinhole Photography / Mi Fotografía Estenopeica: Students Shared Stories Using Fine Art Photography

  • Joseph L Ziolkowski, SUNY Genesee Community College (United States)
  • Alfonso Guevara, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)

We live and are governed by visual images in our shared global cultures worldwide. A combination of historic pinhole analog and current digital capture methods were employed to foster exchanges of cultural similarities and diversity between students in photography classes at Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico & SUNY Genesee Community College, USA.



5 – 5:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions H

VTTN-REVE:  From Experimenting Innovators to a Sharing Community. From experimenting innovators to a sharing community – virtual team teaching as an evolving practice.

  • Isabelle Delisle, Vanier College (Canada)
  • Maria Kanter, Vanier College (Canada)
  • Eric Lozowy, Vanier College (Canada)

Virtual Team Teaching Network (VTTN-REVE) serves to create a common cultural knowledge base and greatly enrich the employability skills for the 21st century digital workplace through the development of a web site and community of practice for teachers that reach across the boundaries of disciplines and locations. As a vehicle for pedagogical innovation, an opportunity for international collaboration and exchange, teachers and students can gain international perspectives and learn to work in virtual teams.



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