2016 COIL Conference Agenda - Tuesday

10th Anniversary COIL Conference Agenda - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Networking Nook Open

Location: C-205

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Partnering Meeting for Members of the COIL Center’s Nodal Network at SUNY and Global Partner Network
(open to all from these campuses to check the list of members visit http://coil.suny.edu/network)

Location: Auditorium

This meeting is open to all attendees from the COIL Center’s Nodal Network and Global Partner Network member institutions, including coordinators, faculty, staff, and administrators (To check the list of NN and GPN members visit: http://coil.suny.edu/network). This session will provide an opportunity for the Networks’ members to meet in person to share resources and best practices, and to facilitate the creation of more robust partnerships between SUNY campuses and select higher education institutions around the world.  We will first gather in plenary for a brief discussion about the two networks, and to consider possible steps to connect them more strongly after the conference. But we will quickly move into an adjoining open space which will be devoted to partnering activity, where faculty and coordinators can make connections and initiate partnerships. Prior to the conference, all coordinators may post on COIL Networks the names and disciplines of interested faculty who are not able to be physically present. Be prepared for a very active session with timed partnering meetings to enable multiple conversations. COIL Speed Dating.

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  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • 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.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions E (60 Minutes)

Student Voices Track

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

Location: Auditorium

  • 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.

Student Voices Track

COIL with Petrozavodsk, Russia:  Leveraging Community and University Relationships for a Transformative Experience  -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

Location: C-197

  • Lynn Goerdt, University of Wisconsin-Superior (United States)
  • Dan Nolan, University of Minnesota-Duluth (United States)
  • Michelle Robertson, The College of St. Scholastica (United States)

Panel members will discuss a recent yearlong inter-institutional online international learning project between Petrozavodsk, Russia and Duluth, Minnesota focused on social work and children’s welfare.  The collaboration was unusually successful, in part because partners were able to overcome significant difficulties that arose.  On-site presenters will be joined by partners (U.S. and Russian students and Russian faculty) presenting remotely to offer their insights on the community-university partnerships, culturally sensitive material, and impediments resulting from political tensions.


Engaging with COIL: internationalising a connected curriculum  -- PowerPoint Presentation -- Handout --Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Liz Frondigoun, University of the West of Scotland (United Kingdom)
  • Gordon Heggie, University of the West of Scotland (United Kingdom)
  • Anne Gifford, University of the West of Scotland (United Kingdom)

This session will present how the School of Media, Culture and Society seeks to enhance the student experience and internationalise the curriculum through its engagement with COIL.  The session will consist of three interlinked parts: two short presentations to outline our Internationalisation Strategy and expertise in teaching in an international context followed by an interactive mapping activity that will illustrate how engaging with COIL will support students to become ethically responsible and culturally aware citizens.

Combined Session

Location: C-201

Globally Networked Learning and Convergence Culture are COILing Cross-cultural Competencies as Soft Power  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

  • Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, York University (Canada)

Our paper will outline the theoretical research frameworks that are mapping a Global Soft Power Capability index in the context of Higher Education by studying the effects of Globally Networked Learning (GNL) on the acquisition of global skills and the knowledge economy in learning cities. Two case studies illustrating reflective practices of GNL developed between (i) YorkU (Toronto) and BISU (Beijing) and (ii) YorkU and Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya will provide context for discussions.

A virtual international classroom for the common good -- PowerPoint Presentation--Video Archive (Beginning 0-19:00)

  • Herco Fonteijn, Maastricht University (Netherlands)

Virtual mobility stimulated students in Indonesia, Turkey and Europe to engage in online teamwork. Students focused on humanitarian work and jointly produced teaching materials. Intercultural and virtual collaborative problem solving (uncertainty management, perspective taking) competences were strengthened. After discussing lessons learnt, plans to extend the project to enable development of global citizenship competence will be shared.

Fostering Critical Gender Narratives through a COIL-Enhanced Art Project

  • Alice Lai, SUNY Empire State College (United States)

This presentation outlines a COIL-enhanced art project emphasizing the following topics: the context of this United States-Cyprus international collaboration; three educational aspects this project intended to improve (i.e., students’ creative work, engagement with gender narratives, and awareness of global women’s life experiences and gender justice issues); feminist pedagogy applied to design the project; and students’ learning outcomes, highlighting major improvements in U.S. students’ quality of creative work and recognition of gender issues in different countries.

Combined Session

Location: C-202

Does COIL Deliver? Working Toward a COIL Assessment Model-- Video Archive

  • Diane Ceo-Difrancesco, Xavier University (United States)
  • Delane Bender-Slack, Xavier University (United States)

As COIL implementation grows across campuses, the investment of time and resources must prove to be justifiable. In order to clearly determine the value of continuing to expand this model, we have particular interest in assessing student learning and intercultural competency outcomes. The presenters share reflective practice on intercultural competence as it relates to transcultural communications, and describe the evolution and development of assessment tools for the COIL model in order to measure its effectiveness.

Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning Toolkit: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

  • Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski, SUNY Cobleskill (United States)
  • Runi Mukherji, SUNY Old Westbury (United States)

This COIL presentation will focus on training workshops conducted with faculty volunteers across SUNY and other U.S. institutions and the lessons learned regarding challenges that faculty face in identifying learning outcomes, preparing assignments to stimulate specific skill development and understanding how to assess data. Clearly, the research methods used and application of the toolkit elements to live data are part of an ongoing process in the task to reliably assess experiential international learning activities.

Challenges and Opportunities: Connectivity and Global Inclusion  -- Handout #2 --  Handout #1 -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-203

  • Ayca Ariyoruk, Soliya Inc (United States)
  • Rafael Tyszblat, Soliya Inc (France)
  • Michael J. Popovic, SUNY Potsdam (United States)
  • Clemens Hoffmann, Bilkent University (Turkey)

This panel will generate an interactive discussion about the challenges and opportunities for global diversity and access to new cultures and geographies made possible by advancements in technology. Are our campuses prepared for the internationalization we strive for? Amid the growing dissatisfaction with current diversity practices on campuses across the US, how do we promote greater connectivity, inclusive online learning and prevent clash of values?

Latin America Academy - Student Voices Tracks

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

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • 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.

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

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

Location: Auditorium

Welcome Remarks from SUNY’s Chancellor

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

Nancy L. Zimpher became the 12th chancellor of the State University of New York in June 2009. With nearly 463,000 students and 64 colleges and universities, SUNY is the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education. Through her strategic plan for the university, The Power of SUNY, Chancellor Zimpher leads a diverse set of successful initiatives in several key areas, including research and innovation, energy, health care, global affairs, and the education pipeline. She has been a vocal advocate for groundbreaking legislative reforms that ensure SUNY can provide broad access to high-quality higher education in an environment of declining state support, while maximizing the system’s impact as an engine of economic revitalization in every region of the state.

Under Chancellor Zimpher’s lead, SUNY is undertaking many innovative, system-enhancing initiatives—including shared services, dramatic expansion of online learning opportunities and cooperative education, and new partnerships with K-12 professionals—always with the goal of optimally serving New York’s students and communities and preparing them to succeed in the 21st century.

Nancy is active in numerous state and national education organizations, and is a recognized leader in the areas of teacher preparation, urban education, and university-community engagement. She currently serves as chair of the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences and the National Association of System Heads. From 2012-2013 she was chair of CEOs for Cities, and from 2005 to 2011 she led the national Coalition of Urban Serving Universities. As co-founder of StriveTogether, she has been instrumental in creating a national network of innovative systemic partnerships that holistically address challenges across the education pipeline.

Prior to coming to SUNY, Nancy served as president of the University of Cincinnati, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and executive dean of the Professional Colleges and dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University. She has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and academic journal articles on teacher education, urban education, academic leadership, and school/university partnerships. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English education and speech, a master’s degree in English literature, and a PhD in teacher education and higher education administration, all from The Ohio State University.

Keynote Address:  Higher Education in a Shared World -- PowerPoint

  • 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.

Susan Buck Sutton is Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, Bryn Mawr College, and also Emerita Associate Vice President of International Affairs and Emerita Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University.  Past President of the Association of International Education Administrators and active in the American Council of Education, NAFSA, and the Institute of International Education, Sutton has given numerous presentations on the changing nature of academic internationalization, institutional partnerships, curriculum internationalization, and international service learning.  Sutton has published five books and 60+ articles.

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.

Henry Shepherd is Assistant Director of the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative at the Aspen Institute. He was previously research assistant to Chester Crocker at Georgetown University, where he received a Master of Science in Foreign Service. Earlier, he coordinated the volunteer training program at Soliya, an organization that facilitates virtual exchange between young people in Western and predominantly Muslim societies. As an undergraduate at Brown University, he helped launch Strait Talk, an international initiative that conducts youth dialogue across the Taiwan Strait.

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

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions F (45 Minutes)

Combined Session: Pecha Kucha Presentations

Location: Segal Theatre (Ground Floor)

This highly interactive format involves a structured and timed presentation including 20 slides for 20 seconds each. You can read more about this presentation format at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha

COIL Implementation Experience  -- PowerPoint Presentation

  • Pablo Ramirez, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Patricia Szobonya, SUNY Rockland community College (United States)

We present our experience on COIL implementation between SUNY Rockland community College and Tecnológico de Monterrey, challenges to work with multicultural groups, and students comments on development of cross competencies for live, such as: collaborative multicultural work, openness to new ideas and different ways of thinking.

Our students collaborated within his own topics of learning (Pluralism and Diversity, and Electronics) during 4-6 weeks of activity.

Assessment and feedback for asynchronous discussion

  • Michael Bromby, Glasgow Caledonian University (United Kingdom)

This short session will look at how feedback can be provided to small groups and to the whole cohort in order to promote sharing of knowledge and experience between groups.  An assessment model is also proposed that reflects student participation and underpins the sharing aspect of feedback.

From strangers to friends: a reflection on an international academic experience  -- PowerPoint Presentation

  • Sofía Montes, University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
  • Carolina Lara, University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
  • Xochitl G. Soriano, University of Guadalajara (Mexico)

During the session the students will share their personal experiences with the use of Blackboard, and other digital tools used to enrich the multicultural experience they had with ESL students from different countries attending Nassau Community College (NCC). Also, they will briefly report on their perspectives about the use of ITs in class (the benefits of using them to enhance their learning experience at school).

                “Who nerves to teach, should never cease to learn”–Cotton Dana

Do What I Say, Not What I Did  --PowerPoint Presentation

  • Colleen Carmean, University of Washington Tacoma 

The Pecha Kucha will review the role of the institution in supporting faculty in their first time experience of offering a COIL course. It describes stumbles, resource questions and how to encourage COIL despite reasonable fears of change, failure, poor evaluations and real disasters.

Student Voices Track

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

Location: Auditorium

  • 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.

Combined Session

Location: C-197

COIL at work: Reflections from a 21st century worker-Video Archive

  • Melanie Wilson, Canadian Marketing Association and Soliya (Canada)

The 21st century requires workers to think critically, be creative, communicate and collaborate with others from diverse contexts and backgrounds to develop and deploy innovative solutions. The COIL experience prepares students for all these things by exposing them to the challenges of global work and providing them opportunities to work through these challenges. This presentation draws on the presenter’s experience working for global company and illustrates how COIL helps prepare students for 21st century work.

Acquiring 21st century skills through COILing: a pedagogical approach to multiliteracy --PowerPoint Presentation--Video Archive (Beginning at 19:42)

  • Mirjam Hauck, SUNY COIL Center, Open University UK ()

Learners need to be prepared for informed participation in technology-mediated activities also known as digital literacy. COIL courses provide an ideal setting for training to this effect. I will propose an instructional framework grounded in multimodality which caters for the fact that input and output in COIL activity usually draw on a variety of semiotic resources or modes such as “words, spoken or written; image, still and moving; musical […] 3D models […]” (Kress, 2003).


Overcoming the language barrier when doing a COIL with Japan - Focusing on the learners --PowerPoint Presentation -Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Elvita Haff, Kansai University (Japan)
  • Gavan Gray, Kansai University (Japan)
  • Keiko Ikeda, Kansai University (Japan)

This session will offer a review of points to consider, both strengths and weaknesses, when partnering with Japanese institutions, particularly Kansai University, for a COIL class. This session will explore the challenges faced by Japanese students especially from linguistic and the order of thinking skills perspectives, learning from past COIL practiced in campus. How this can be utilized to inform the choices of ICT tools and or type of tasks when designing a COIL class.

Hands on Demo

The Instruction is Strong, But The Tech is Weak:  Creating synchronous connections that work -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-201

  • Todd Austin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (United States)

Live synchronous sessions are a vital part of many telecollaboration courses. Much effort goes into scheduling, pedagogy, and planning for these connections with high hopes for a stimulating experience. Unfortunately, too often they fall short of what could be achieved with better-quality audio-visual approaches. In this session, we will explore solutions to common scenaria, provide tools and technology ideas, and help you get the solutions you need for your students.

Student Voices and Language Learning Tracks

Welcome to Cartagena Colombia: Global Citizenship and Social Justice through Student Voices from COIL Experience  -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

Location: C-202

  • Maria Cristina Montoya, SUNY College at Oneonta (United States)
  • Haley Fallon, SUNY College at Oneonta (United States)
  • Erica Braithwaite, SUNY College at Oneonta (United States)
  • Yudis Contreras Martinez, Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Paula Covans Navarro, Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Devian Parra Padilla, Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia)

A COIL experience provided students from Cartagena and NY an enhanced understanding of the other country’s social practices, customs and culture which in turn led to the breaking down of stereotypes on that country and even social constructs. Students understood about the opportunities that exist for them and others in their own country, and were even able to confront the difficulties, which led to the analyzation of perceptions of the other.

Latin America Academy - Student Voices Tracks --Video Archive

Internationalizing Teacher Education Coursework: Professors and Students Reflect on Their Purposes, Projects, Processes, and Perspectives --PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

Location: C-203

  • Jennifer King, SUNY Geneseo (United States)
  • Beatriz Gómez, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Emily Arko, SUNY Geneseo (United States)
  • Margarita Coronado, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Alejandra Rodríguez, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Janine "Jay" Rossi, SUNY Geneseo (United States)
  • Marisa Valtier, Universidad (Mexico)

Two college professors and their students, representing the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) (México) and SUNY Geneseo (USA), will discuss how they internationalized their teacher education coursework through a COIL partnership during the fall 2015 semester. This panel will share their rationale for integrating COIL, their assignments and student work, their processes for planning and implementation, and their experiences and perspectives as instructors and students. The presentation will be followed by time for audience interactions.

A Decade (Plus) of COIL Teaching:  What We Have Learned from Our Experience -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • 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.

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions G (30 Minutes)

Language Learning Track

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

Location: Auditorium

  • 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.

Student Voices Track

Integrating GNLEs in the Pre-Service Teacher Classroom and Beyond  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-197

  • Mary Risner, University of Florida (United States)
  • Swapna Kumar, University of Florida (United States)

This session describes a blended pre-service teacher module that used GNLEs for enhancing awareness of global themes through the perspectives of other cultures and teaching 21st century skills. Presenters will share the module design, student application of learning and student reflections about their experience as participants and how they plan to integrate GNLEs in future classrooms. A remote student presenter will share her practicum experience using GNLEs to connect elementary students to other countries.

Work in Progress -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Dave van Ginhoven, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Sean Sullivan, Fashion Institute of Technology (United States)

An analytical look back on a brand new COIL project just after its completion, which explores COIL as an avenue for increased cultural understanding by using research and critical thinking skills, communication skills, storytelling and creativity to encourage students to challenge their perceptions while taking an interest in understanding others.

Collaborative teaching to incorporate learning and action for global environmental issues -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

Location: C-201

  • Ursula Valdez, University of Washington Bothell (United States)
  • Armando Valdes-Velasquez, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru)

We plan to reflect on the successes and challenges of an international collaboration during a Spring 2015 course offered simultaneously at the UW-Bothell and the UPCH in Peru.  Our goal was to enhance the efficiency of teaching and learning about environmental issues and to promote a global awareness in our students. Our presentation will use a combination of PowerPoint and video (live and previously recorded). Dr. Valdes-Velasquez will participate via Skype/FaceTime.

Scale and Polish, or Scales of Justice?  Filling the gap in interdisciplinary teaching  -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

Location: C-202

  • Michael Bromby, Glasgow Caledonian University (United Kingdom)
  • Krista Rodriguez, Monroe Community College (United States)

This paper evaluates a short pilot collaboration between law and ophthalmic students in Scotland and dental assisting students in western New York State.  Small groups of 6 students contained a mix of third year undergraduate law students based in Glasgow, fourth (final) year undergraduate ophthalmic dispensing students also based in Glasgow and second semester dental assisting students at Monroe Community College’s one-year program.

Als de herder verdwaalt dolen the schapen / If the shepherd gets lost the sheep wander around --PowerPoint Presentation

Location: C-203

  • Janine DeWitt, Marymount University (United States)
  • Loes Damhof, Hanze University of Applied Science (Netherlands)

In our course, The Global Village, students experience a type of intercultural learning that is possible because of globalization. Reflective practice formed the basis for course design and adjusting direction while teaching the course. We present narrative research describing the path that we took to understand the process of teaching and learning based on the analytical framework of Dutch sociologist van Asperen (2007).

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  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • 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.

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking Break

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions H (30 Minutes)

Latin America Academy Track

My Pinhole Photography / Mi Fotografía Estenopeica: Students Shared Stories Using Fine Art Photography --PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: Auditorium

  • 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.

Sake and Irn Bru: Using COIL to internationalise entrepreneurship education in Scotland and Japan -- PowerPoint Presentation --Video Archive

Location: C-197

  • Sabine McKinnon, Glasgow Caledonian University (United Kingdom)
  • Anne Smith, Glasgow Caledonian University (United Kingdom)
  • Keiko Ikeda, Kansai University (Japan)

This session presents the results of a pilot study which used COIL to internationalise entrepreneurship education. Students at Glasgow Caledonian and Kansai University worked in teams using a Wiki, Skype and Facebook. Two surveys were used to capture GCU students’ perceptions of their own cultural awareness before and after COIL. The presentation reflects on the design of the collaboration, the results of the surveys and the experience of participating students and their teachers.

Roundtable Discussion

Telling The Story: Mapping Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Strategies  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-198

  • Adam Zahn, Drexel University (United States)

Assessment has become a focal point for "telling the story" of COIL courses. This roundtable brings together faculty and administrators to discuss tools and strategies for assessment and measuring learning outcomes. Consideration will be given to how faculty and administrators collaborate to assess these courses, and align course outcomes to meet university strategic initiatives. The goal of this session is for participants to share current strategies and learn new assessments techniques.

Students’ Perspectives on the Use of Technology in Online International Collaborative Learning Environment: a Case from Sweden and Somaliland-- Video Archive

Location: C-201

  • Olga Viberg, Dalarna University (Sweden)
  • Lovisa Berg, Dalarna University (Sweden)

The presentation focuses on students’ understanding of collaborative, technology-mediated learning practices. It is based on a case study, conducted in cooperation between one university in Sweden and two in Somaliland. The structurational analysis is applied to interview and survey data from 24 students. The results show that language competence and functional technology are vital for success and that with these prerequisite met the students' learning practices have switched from individual practices towards more collaborative ones.

Language Learning Track

And what about the classroom? Shared COIL Scaffolding and Reflection  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-202

  • Margaret Martin, Xavier University (United States)
  • Sarah Guth, University of Padova (Italy)

Although the course learning objectives of each partner in a COIL project may be different, there are inevitably shared learning outcomes for the COIL component. To achieve these, it is important that students engage in similar scaffolding and reflection activities in their respective classrooms. This presentation focuses on the tasks developed to do just this in a pilot virtual exchange between students of English as a Foreign language in the US and Italy.

JUMP IN AND SWIM? Coiling across the Atlantic (SUNY Oswego – UAntwerpen)  -- PowerPoint Presentation  --Video Archive

Location: C-203

  • Sabine De Vriendt, Antwerp University (Belgium)
  • Amy McHugh, SUNY Oswego (Australia)

The presentation is mainly based on the COIL course on “Intercultural communication” which has been offered at SUNY Oswego (Amy McHugh) and Antwerp University (Charlotte De Backer) since 2013. The focus is on practical issues, such as planning, interaction, group size, assignments, deadlines and assessment methods. It also discusses recent research on the added value of COILing with regard to student competences.

VTTN-REVE - From Experimenting Innovators to a Sharing Community: Virtual team teaching as an evolving practice  --Video Archive

Location: Recital Hall (Ground Floor)

  • 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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