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COILCON 2015 : 7th COIL Conference - The Expanding Landscape of COIL Practitioners, Networks, and Hubs: What’s Next?


When Mar 19, 2015 - Mar 20, 2015
Where New York NY
Submission Deadline Jan 20, 2015
Categories    e-learning    humanities   social sciences   cultural studies

Call For Papers

The Expanding Landscape of COIL Practitioners, Networks, and Hubs: What's Next?

When? March 19 - 20, 2015
Where? SUNY Center, 116 E. 55th St., NYC
CFP Deadline? January 20, 2015
Questions? Please email:

For more info about the Conference and Call for Presentations (CFP) - please visit:


The SUNY COIL Center's annual conference is the leading international event in the field and brings together 250+ professors, international programs staff, instructional technologists, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to share innovative models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from our international Call for Presentations at

By reimagining education as a networked phenomenon, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)* provides co-taught learning environments in which students gain valuable cross-cultural competence and experience collaborative engagement with international peers. With continued expansion of practice, and growth of research on the COIL model across institutions, this year's conference will explore paths through which COIL is reaching new audiences, new regions, and new networks.

*COIL is used to refer to pedagogical activities using technology to link classrooms and students in geographically distant locations through coursework. Other terms describing such activities include globally networked learning, telecollaboration, online intercultural exchange, virtual exchange, virtual mobility, and Exchange 2.0.


7th COIL Conference Themes and Topics

* COIL as a Portal for Increased Participation in Study Abroad
* Global Citizenship, Service Learning and Social Justice through COIL
* Role of COIL in Integrating Intercultural and Global Dimensions into the Curriculum
* Student Perspectives and Voices from COIL Exchanges and Experiences
* New Ways to Link Institutional COIL Efforts: Regional Networks and Hubs
* Best Practices for Growing, Sustaining and Normalizing COIL
* What We Can Learn from Initiatives Similar to COIL from Outside the U.S.
* Role of Language and Language-Learning in COIL
* Challenges and Benefits to the Ongoing Teaching of COIL Courses
* COIL as a Venue for Digital Literacy, Virtual Teams and other 21st-Century Skills
* COILing Pre-University Ed: Opportunities/Challenges at CCs, FATECs and CEGEPs
* Power Differentials and Hegemonies in COIL Collaborations
* Researching COIL: Theoretical Frameworks and Methodological Approaches
* Making Pedagogically Informed Choices About Technology in COIL
* COIL as a Community: How Can We Systematically Share What We Have Learned?


Call for Presentations

We invite proposals that broadly support this year's conference themes for presentations based upon research and/or reflective practice in a range of formats. Joint proposals, including those that represent the collaboration of inter- or intra-departmental and/or institutional teams, those which are designed to foster significant audience participation, or panels which bring in student perspectives, are particularly encouraged. Possible presentation types include:

* Panel Presentations
* Individual Presentations
* Working Group Roundtable Discussions
* Mini-Workshops and Hands-on Demos
* Pre-conference Workshops

Any session can be designed to include remote presenters via videoconference or other technologies. Be creative in proposing presentation formats, as alternative and innovative formats are highly encouraged.

Proposals are due January 20, 2015.

Detailed information and requirements for the CFP can be found on the conference website:

Conference Registration and Hotel Information

Please join us for an engaging and lively series of presentations and discussions on international online learning environments. The 2011-2014 COIL Conferences filled to capacity. So we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment. Early bird registration rates end January 30, 2015.

Early Bird/Regular Registration Rates (in US Dollars)
SUNY: 195/245
Others: 315/375

Note: In addition to check, credit cards and other forms of payment, registrants from SUNY member campuses can use CPD Training Points.

COIL has arranged special hotel rates for attendees, including 149 dollars at two hotels in Queens just 1-2 subway stops from the SUNY Center; and 249 dollars at a Manhattan hotel about a five-minute walk from the event. The hotel booking deadline is February 18, 2015. More details at


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