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COIL Conference 2016 : 10th Anniversary COIL Conference: COILing Across a Decade: Reflections and New Directions


When Apr 25, 2016 - Apr 26, 2016
Where New York, NY
Submission Deadline Feb 8, 2016
Categories    humanities   social sciences   international education   educational technology

Call For Papers

How to Register?
Where? CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC
CFP Deadline? Now Due February 8, 2016
More details:
Submit proposals:
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 350+ 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. We greatly appreciate sponsorship from the City University of New York (CUNY) in providing facilities at their Graduate Center for SUNY's 10th anniversary COIL Conference thus allowing us to expand the number of attendees at this usually sold out event.

For a decade the SUNY COIL Center has been reimagining education as a globally networked phenomenon. Collaborative Online International Learning* links faculty across borders to co-create learning environments in which students gain valuable digital and cross-cultural competencies through collaboration with international peers. We have in parallel expanded the landscape of higher education institutions at SUNY, across the US and the world who are internationalizing their curricula by implementing the COIL model to benefit their students, as well as their faculty and staff.

Our own networks have grown from a handful of loosely participating campuses in 2006 to over 50 committed member institutions working to normalize this model. At this, our tenth anniversary conference, we gather together to reflect on the evolution of the field, to celebrate accomplishments, to welcome new practitioners to our networks, and to investigate what new directions the next ten years may bring.

*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 are virtual exchange, virtual mobility, globally networked learning, telecollaboration, and online intercultural exchange.

2016 COIL Conference Themes and Topics
• What Changes Hath Time Wrought? Reflections on COIL Initiatives/Courses Over the Years
• What Does the Next Decade Hold for COIL?
• Lessons Learnt from Growing, Embedding and Sustaining COIL
• Student Perspectives and Voices from COIL Exchanges and Experiences (accepted students will be offered complimentary conference registration)
• COILing for Employability: Teaching and Learning 21st Century skills
• Increasing the Impact: Global Citizenship and Social Justice through COIL
• Researching COIL: Theoretical Frameworks and Methodological Approaches
• Fostering, Assessing and Evaluating Competences in COIL-enhanced Courses
• Critical Incidents, Meltdowns and Teachable Moments in COIL-enhanced Courses
• COIL Anything: Engaging New Disciplines and Inter-Disciplines
• Bottom-Up or Top-Down: The Shape and Evolution of COIL Campus Initiatives. What Works?
• COIL, Virtual Exchange and Telecollaboration: Lessons Learnt and Evolving Practices
• Instructional Designers, International Programs and other Support in the Success of COIL
• COIL as a Vector for Increased Participation in Study Abroad and Internationalization Initiatives
• Making Pedagogically Informed Choices About Educational Technology in COIL

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 now due February 8, 2016.

Detailed information and requirements for the CFP can be found on the conference website.
Submit your proposal at

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