Collaborative Online International Learning

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Students in Professor Collura's Fashion Design class in Korea exchange a picture with their COIL partners, students in Graphic Design at the Universidad De Monterrey in Mexico.

COIL at FIT

SUNY: Intro to COIL

COIL is Virtual Exchange, and it provides faculty and students an opportunity to interact with international peers, from their home campus. COIL gives faculty new experiences in co-teaching and research and students the opportunity to gain global awareness and intercultural competencies in cross-cultural teamwork and intercultural communication.

In COIL courses, faculty from two countries and often from different disciplines, co-teach and work together in a virtual environment from their respective campuses. COIL faculty develop shared syllabus and lessons based upon solid academic coursework emphasizing experiential and collaborative student learning. Collaborations range from 4 to 12 weeks and may be fully online or offered in blended formats through the use of virtual exchange and online technologies.

The SUNY COIL Center is a leader in the emerging field of collaborative online international learning. The COIL Center has developed an approach to fostering faculty and student exchange through the co-taught multicultural online and blended learning coursework, linking classrooms around the world.

The COIL Center is a unit of SUNY Global at the State University of New York. Visit the SUNY Coil Center's website for more information.

Professional Development

Training to develop and implement a COIL course at FIT is available from the SUNY COIL Center and also on campus. SUNY COIL training includes the suite of three online workshops: COIL Essentials, COIL Foundations, and COIL Design. Each workshop is three weeks long and held asynchronously online, requiring 2-4 hours of work per week, with optional synchronous meetings.

Each workshop is offered four times (six times for COIL Essentials), to provide more options to complete the training. You can register for each workshop separately, so you may elect to do training all at once or spread it out throughout the year. To get started, you may opt to sign up for only one or two of the offered workshops.

SUNY COIL Workshops

COIL Essentials

COIL Essentials will help you understand how a COIL module can be effectively included in your course. Topics include COIL methodology and pedagogy, activities to enhance online team building and interactions, sample COIL projects and syllabi, and an introduction to intercultural competence.

COIL Foundations

The COIL Foundations workshop will help you think more deeply about different elements of a COIL module and how you will work with your teaching partner. Topics for this workshop include how to become a successful COIL facilitator, ways of interacting and collaborating online, considering cultural perspectives, accessing support at your institution.

COIL Design

The COIL Design workshop will focus on developing a COIL module for your course in collaboration with your teaching partner. You and your teaching partners should do this workshop together. Topics in this workshop include overcoming common challenges, developing measurable student learning goals, designing a COIL project, and selecting appropriate online tools.

How to Register

To discuss interest and confirm registration, contact Dr. Helen Gaudette at h[email protected] or in the Office of International Programs, Business & Liberal Arts Center, Room B119.

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Current FIT Faculty Members Teaching with COIL

Larry Delson: IN313 - International Business Transactions; Partner: Guadalupe Arredondo; Partner Institution: Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

In July 2021, four EOP Pre-College Summer Program part-time faculty and Professor Robin Baxter worked with professors fromFluminese Federal University (UFF), in Brazil, to talk about language, higher education, different cultures, values and identity.

Nurhayat Bilge: EN 245 - Intercultural Communication; Partner: Eva Haug; Partner Institution: Amsterdam School of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), The Netherlands

Larry Delson: IN313 - International Business Transactions; Partner: Guadalupe Arredondo; Partner Institution: Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

Praveen Chaudhry: SS 151 - Introduction to World Affairs; Partner: Dr. Céline Merheb; Partner Institution: American University of Technology, Lebanon

Steven Cutting: FF113 - Fashion Art; Partner: Sofia Esqueda; Partner Institution: Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Venezuela. 

Larry Delson: IN313 - International Business Transactions; Partner: Guadalupe Arredondo; Partner Institution: Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico 

Yuni KawamuraSS374-OL1 -  Cross Cultural Studies; Partner: Simona Maria Segre-Reinach; Partner Institution: Bologna University, Italy

Kyunghee Pyun: HA 214 - Art in New York; Partner: Angelica Sterling; Partner Institution: Universidad del Caribe, Mexico, and  HA211 - Asian American Art and Design; Partner: Ruiling Feng, Tianjin Normal University, China

Nurhayat Bilge: EN 245 - Intercultural Communication; Partner: Eva Haug; Partner Institution: Amsterdam School of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), The Netherlands

Larry Delson: IN313 - International Business Transactions; Partner: Guadalupe Arredondo; Partner Institution: Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

Kyunghee Pyun: HA271 - Japanese Art and Civilization, Partner: Ruiling Feng, Tianjin Normal University, China

Steven Cutting: FF161 - Fashion Art Studio; Partner: Sofia Esqueda; Partner Institution: Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Venezuela

Larry Delson: IN313 - International Business Transactions; Partner: Guadalupe Arredondo; Partner Institution: Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

Yuni Kawamura: SS376 - Clothing and Society; Partner Simona Maria Segre-Reinach; Partner Institution: Bologna University, Italy

Kyunghee Pyun: HA229 - Korean Art and Civilization; Partner: Ruiling Feng, Partner Institution: Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China

Praveen Chaudhry: SS 151 - Introduction to World Affairs; Partner: Dr. Céline Merheb; Partner Institution: American University of Technology, Lebanon

Marianne Klimchuk and Sandy Krasovec: PK 319 -Packaging Design Studio II; Partner Institutions: Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Instituto Superior de Dise?o, Cuba

Nobuko Kodama: JA223 - Japanese Conversation II; Partner: Elvita Wiasih, Partner Institution: Kansai University, Japan. Kansai University was awarded the Japanese government grant "Inter-University Exchange Project" using the COIL pedagogy.

Kyunghee Pyun: HA271 - Japanese Art and Civilization: Partner: Ruiling Feng, Partner Institution: Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China and HA204 - History of East Asian Costume: Partner: Sara Xiaodan Guo; Partner Institution: Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China

Vincene Collura: FF111 - Visual Concepts 1 taught at SUNY KOREA; Partner: Benigno Pena Ramos; Partner Institution: Universidad De Monterrey, Mexico

Steven Cutting: FF161 - Fashion Art Studio; Partner: Pitti Palacios; Partner Institution: Duoc UC, Chile

Susanne Goetz: TD313 - Advanced Photoshop and Illustrator and in TD203 Textile Arts in India; Partner for both: Antonio Maurizio Grioli; Partner Institution: Pearl Academy, India

Kyunghee Pyun: HA229 - Korean Art and Civilization; Partner: Sara Xiaodan Guo; Partner Institution: Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China and HA211 - Asian American Art and Design; Partner: Angelica Sterling; Partner Institution: Universidad del Caribe, Mexico

Joseph Antee: FM 424 - Global Merchandising; Partner: Thomai Papathanasiou (Textile Design); Partner Institution: Universidad De Monterrey, Mexico

Praveen Chaudhry: SS 151 - Introduction to World Affairs; Partner: Dr. Céline Merheb; Partner Institution: American University of Technology, Lebanon

Kyunghee Pyun: HA271 - Japanese Art and Civilization: Partner: Ruiling Feng, Partner Institution: Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China and HA311 - Medieval Art: Partner: Yinjie Li, Partner Institution: TJNU, China and HA221 - East Asian Art and Civilization: Partner: Shoko Nagata, Partner Institution: Kansai University, Japan and HA211 - Asian American Art and Design; Partner: Angelica Sterling; Partner Institution: Universidad del Caribe, Mexico

Joseph Antee: FM 424 - Global Merchandising; Partner: Thomai Papathanasiou (Textile Design); Partner Institution: Universidad De Monterrey, Mexico

Praveen Chaudhry: SS 354 - Comparative Political Systems; Partner: Shoko Nagata; Partner Institution: Kansai University, Japan

Kyunghee Pyun: HA229 - Korean Art and Civilization; Partner: Yingjie Li; Partner Institution: Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China and HA211 - Asian American Art and Design; Partner: Angelica Sterling; Partner Institution: Universidad del Caribe, Mexico

Joseph Antee: FM 424 - Global Merchandising; Partner: Thomai Papathanasiou (Textile Design); Partner Institution: Universidad De Monterrey, Mexico

Praveen Chaudhry: SS 151 - Introduction to World Affairs; Partner: Dr. Céline Merheb; Partner Institution: American University of Technology, Lebanon

Emre Ozsoz: SS 394 - Global Financial Markets; Partner: Neveen Ahmad; Partner Institution:  American University of Cairo, Egypt

Kyunghee Pyun: HA 271 - Japanese Art and Culture; Partner: Ruiling Feng; Partner Institution: Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China and
HA 221.OLI - East Asian Art and Civilization; Partner: Shoko Nagata; Partner Institution: Kansai University, Japan

Sean Sullivan: CG 251 - Basic Editing; Partner: David Van Ginhoven; Partner Institution: The Hague University, The Netherlands

Renee Cooper: FBM Leadership Online; Partner: Jorge Salcedo; Partner Institution: Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico

Kyunghee Pyun: HA211 - Asian American Art and Design; Partner: Angelica Sterling; Partner Institution: Universidad del Caribe, Mexico

Renee Cooper: FBM Leadership Online; Partner: Jorge Salcedo; Partner Institution: Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico

Sean Sullivan: CG 251 - Basic Editing; Partner: David Van Ginhoven; Partner Institution: The Hague University, The Netherlands