Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS)


Internationalizing the Curriculum Through COIL Virtual Exchange Partnerships

Thursday, June 1
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
LACC, Room 410

Technology can support meaningful interactions and bring diverse cultural perspectives to students who cannot study abroad. This session takes participants through the design and implementation process of COIL curricular internationalization development.

Learning Objectives:

Jon Rubin

Director, COIL Consulting
COIL Consulting

Jon Rubin was the Founder and Director of the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (The COIL Center) from 2006 - 2017. Between 2010 -13 he also directed the National Endowment for the Humanities funded: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities, which engaged 22 U.S. and 25 international universities in developing collaborative, networked classrooms. Between 2013 -15 he led COIL’s partnership with the American Council on Education in an awards program for technology in support of Internationalization, and between 2015 - 2017 he directed the COIL Center's Stevens Initiative Virtual Exchange Project linking SUNY to universities in Lebanon, Morocco and Egypt.

Upon his retirement from SUNY in 2017, Rubin created COIL Consulting to support institutions that seek to launch virtual exchange programs both in the US and abroad.

Previously, he was Associate Professor of Film and New Media at SUNY Purchase College where he developed a Cross-Cultural Video course in which SUNY students co-produced videos over the Internet with students in Turkey, Lithuania, Mexico, Belarus, and Germany. His own films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and at the Whitney Museum in NY and he has received Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, Ford Foundation and Fulbright fellowships.


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Natalia Dyba

Director, Global Initiatives
University of Washington-Bothell

Natalia Dyba is the Director of Global Initiatives at the University of Washington Bothell, a UW campus recognized for its interdisciplinary academic programs, diverse student population and entrepreneurial spirit. She oversees the growth of international efforts across campus, including education abroad, internationalizing the curriculum, institutional partnerships, and opportunities for global involvement locally. One of the main efforts she is spearheading is the UW COIL Initiative to embed online collaboration projects with partners abroad into existing courses.


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Keiko Ikeda

Professor/Vice-Director, Center for International Education
Kansai University

Professor of Applied Linguistics and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from University of Hawaii at Manoa. Recent publications include Decentering and recentering communicative competence. Special issue of Language & Communication 33 (4), Part A. (Elsevier) Kataoka, K., Ikeda, K., Besnier, N. (Eds.) 2013, Bysouth, D., Jeloos-Haghi, S. & Ikeda, K. (in press) Collateral damage: Aninvestigationofnon-combatantteasing by Americanservice personnel in occupied Iraq and Afghanistan. Pragmatics & Society.


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