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Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Collaborative Online International Learning

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) connects students and professors in different countries for collaborative projects and discussions as part of their coursework. 

COIL collaborations between students and professors provide meaningful, significant opportunities for global experiences built into programs of study. COIL enhances intercultural student interaction through proven approaches to meaningful online engagement, while providing universities a cost-effective way to ensure that their students are globally engaged. 

The SUNY COIL Center pioneered the COIL model more than 15 years ago and has been helping professors and institutions realize the power of COIL ever since.

I invite you to explore their new website and learn about the possibilities when you bring COIL into your teaching and learning practice.

Buffalo State College is a member of the SUNY COIL network, and as the COIL coordinator, I am happy to work with faculty or staff members in building these collaborative connections. I have an active list of more than 150 professors from institutions abroad who are interested in collaborating with us. If you are interested in implementing COIL components into your courses or designing a new COIL course, please contact the International Education Office to be connected to professional development opportunities and a network of potential partners abroad. 

Melissa Holland
COIL coordinator

Submitted by: Melissa R. Holland
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