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Innovative Practices in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) - (WS29)

Monday, May 28
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PCC, Room 113B

Member Fee: $299.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00 | Student Pricing: $99.00

Technology can support meaningful interactions and bring diverse cultural perspectives to university students who may not be able to study abroad. This workshop leads senior international officers, faculty, staff, and providers through a design and implementation training that offers guidance on how they can institute sustainable, economically supportable COIL curricular internationalization initiatives on their campuses.

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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Keiko Ikeda, PhD

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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Brenda Garcia

Director of Internationalization Projects
Universidad de Monterrey

Brenda García is Director of Internationalization Projects at Universidad de Monterrey. Previously she was Coordinator of Study Abroad. During her term, UDEM became the Mexican university with the highest study abroad participation rate. She also served as an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and has been working in international education for about 15 years.

Currently her main responsibility is the development of the Intercultural Competencies Program at UDEM as well as Internationalization at Home projects such as COIL initiatives. She also does research on international learning outcomes and assessment. She has been an active member of AMPEI, the Mexican Association for International Education, in 2001 she served as the Coordinator from the Northeast Chapter. She holds a M.A. in Education and a B.A in International Studies, both from Universidad de Monterrey and she is currently taking the Certificate Program in Intercultural Studies from University of British Columbia in Canadá.


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