Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a methodology that allows partnering faculty from different countries create a project-based learning environment rooted in international dialogue and cooperation. COIL makes it possible for professors and students to exchange ideas, perspectives, and cultures through online learning. At the heart of COIL is collaboration, and FDU seeks to empower students and faculty alike, so they may be global leaders of tomorrow. Since COIL modules are only a part of a whole class, students will have an opportunity to understand global collaboration prior to the start of the COIL project as well as receive support from their instructor and classmates as the COIL project moves forward.
I am happy to answer all of your questions as well as help you get started with COIL. Please take a moment to tell me how I may help by filling out a brief questionnaire:
For FDU faculty wishing to teach COIL courses: COIL Interest Form
For FDU students wishing to enroll in a COIL course: Student Interest Form
For prospective international partners: COIL Partner Form
For more assistance, please e-mail Dr. Agie Markiewicz-Hocking at firstname.lastname@example.org
COIL modules are an exciting and useful way to invigorate any class. By moving teaching and learning into an international context, instructors and students can see how their ideas and practices impact people from other countries and cultures. COIL courses encourage creativity, dialogue, and collaboration. In fact, it is the collaboration that is the most valuable part of the COIL approach. In addition, COIL is a flexible methodology that is based on the needs and realities of the global context. COIL course can:
Visually, COIL can be represented as:
FDU's COIL approach currently partners with institutions or courses that are taught in English.
Effective COIL collaborations follow a recognized progression through specific phases.
COIL planning begins with collaboration between professors from different institutions who want to bring intercultural and global learning into their classes.
Professors work together to:
Students work together to:
Adapted from: https://online.suny.edu/introtocoil/suny-coil-what-is/