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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 Founder and served as Director of the SUNY COIL Center from 2006-2017. He directed the National Endowment for the Humanities funded: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities (2010-13), which engaged 47 U.S. and international universities in COIL course development. He also led the COIL Center’s award program with the American Council for Education supporting Technology to Internationalize (2013-14), he directed the COIL Center’s Stevens Initiative project in the MENA region (2016-17) and launched the State Department funded US-Mexico Multistate COIL Project which linked 18 Mexican higher education institutions with 18 US campuses.
Rubin previously taught at Bard College and MIT and was an Associate Professor of Film/New Media at SUNY Purchase where he developed a Cross-Cultural Video course in which SUNY students co-produced videos with students in Turkey, Russia, Mexico, Belarus, Lithuania, and Germany. His films have been shown internationally and his Floating Cinema surprised viewers at nighttime waterfront screenings at many venues in the US and abroad. He received Guggenheim, NEA, Ford and Fulbright fellowships. Recently he created COIL Consulting (coilconsult.com) to support and provide resources for universities launching their own COIL initiatives. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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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. She is Vice-Director for Center for International Education at her home institution since 2013 to present. Recent publications include : Dyba, N., Ikeda, K. & Rubin, J. Initiating and sustatining university-wise COIL Programs- Steps to success. IIE Networkers, Fall: 33-35., Intercultural Moments: A Case of Peer Discussion among
International Students in Japan. International Journal of Culture and History, 2(1): 19-24. , Decentering and recentering communicative competence. Special issue of Language & Communication 33 (4), Part A. (Elsevier) Kataoka, K., Ikeda, K., Besnier, N. (Eds.) 2013.


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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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