Reimagining Education: Can Collaborative Online
International Learning be Normalized?

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As the world becomes increasingly networked, higher education institutions seek ways to better prepare students to thrive in cross-cultural academic and professional environments. By reimagining education as a networked phenomenon, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)* has emerged as an innovative response to this need. In COIL courses, faculty from across borders co-create learning environments in which students gain valuable technological and cross-cultural competence, as well as hands-on experience collaborating with international peers. With the continued expansion of practice and growth of research on COIL and similar models, this year’s conference asks if such innovation can be normalized and what is needed to make that happen?

The SUNY COIL Center's annual conference is the leading international event in the field and brings together 200+ faculty, international programs staff, instructional technology staff, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to celebrate innovative models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from our international Call for Presentations (see below).

*The acronym COIL is used to refer to any pedagogical activities that use technology to link classrooms and students in geographically distant locations through coursework. Among the other terms used to describe such activity are telecollaboration, online intercultural exchange, virtual exchange, virtual mobility, and Exchange 2.0.

Call for Presentations

We invite proposals that broadly support this year's conference themes for presentations in a range of formats. Joint proposals, including those that represent the collaboration of inter- or intra- departmental or institutional teams, those which are designed to foster significant audience participation, or panels which bring in student perspectives, are particularly encouraged. Possible presentation types include:

  • Individual Presentations
  • Panels
  • Working Group Roundtable Discussions
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Mini-Workshops

Any session can be designed to include remote presenters via video conference or other technologies. Be creative in proposing presentation formats, as alternative and innovative formats are highly encouraged.

Proposals are due January 10, 2014.

Detailed information and requirements for the CFP can be found on the conference website.

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