Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

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NEW Instructor Curriculum Development Grants - due March 5, 2021.

The goal of COIL at UWL is to provide students with the opportunity to engage with international colleagues on projects of mutual educational importance without physically traveling to another country. Ultimately, the goals of COIL experiences are to enhance the internationalization of the curriculum at UWL and help students obtain the student learning outcomes of a global emphasis. 

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) at UWL should involve:

  • course-based collaborative outcomes
  • students from UWL working with students from a different country
  • outcomes or projects co-developed between a UWL instructor with one or more instructors from another country
  • a project or course module that spans at least three weeks of a course (presuming typical semester length)
  • the format of the collaborations (including whether achieved in a synchronous or asynchronous manner) is up to the instructors.
  • forms of interaction include online discussion groups, videoconferences, and online workgroup projects
  • the international partner can be arranged by an individual faculty member and/or with the help of International  Education & Engagement (IEE).  
  • outcomes focus on student-to-student interaction and the opportunity to learn together with those who have perspectives different from our own. 
Example COIL project at UWL expanding section

COIL collaborations at UWL are relatively new at UWL. Dr. Heather Linville (DES/TOEFL) completed the first funded COIL project creating a collaboration with a Japanese university. She has provided the following description and access to her materials.  These materials are not examples of the UWL COIL grants - they are an example of a UWL COIL project provides to be of use to instructors interested in a a description of successful UWL project funded through a different external agency mechanism.

Linville Final Report to External Agency

Linville Proposal to External Agency