Global learning is not exclusive to traveling abroad and thanks to current technology, it has never been easier to bring the world into the classroom. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) advances SUNY Brockport’s strategic plan and create greater access to global engagement for our students. COIL projects prepare students with the necessary employment skills to be successful in today’s culturally diverse workforce and global economy.
Global learning is not just limited to travel abroad. With COIL courses, you can bring the world into your classroom and engage with students like you all over the globe. To find out about available COIL opportunities, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COIL is about connecting across differences. It connects you with a faculty member in a different country to develop collaborative projects with your students across time zones, language differences, and geographical distance using online tools. It is an aspect of your new or existing course that supports your student learning goals, giving you and your students the opportunity to engage with your course concepts hands-on and – most importantly – explore them from diverse cultural perspectives. Other benefits include:
Virtual teamwork skills
Engage in global problem solving
Systems thinking mindset
Provides faculty a pathway for shared research and collaborations
The basis for a successful COIL course is the collaboration between the faculty partners. Developing a partnership can come from: pre-existing connections between faculty, SUNY COIL professional development opportunities, or the CGEE international partner universities.
Interested in exploring a COIL partnership with SUNY Brockport? Please complete our online inquiry form and a representative from the University will be in contact with you. You can also contact the SUNY COIL Center for more details about becoming a member of their virtual global community.
Like an online course, it is advised that you connect with your partner and begin course development at least one semester prior to offering the collaboration. You may also join the SUNY COIL Global Network to find a compatible partner, if you do not have one.
If you would like support from an Instructional Designer, please contact their team once you have connected with a COIL partner. The earlier the technological needs are identified, the better the technical support that can be provided.
SUNY Brockport has a group of devoted faculty and professional staff who meet monthly to discuss strategies to facilitate intercultural learning and share tips to advance COIL at Brockport. If you are interested in joining the monthly meetings, please email email@example.com for more details.