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Collaborative online learning session:

Do you want to share & learn about collaborative online learning opportunities for classes? Are you interested in having students in your classes interact and collaborate with students at another university in the USA or internationally? Have you already had experience in online collaboration between your students and others?

If your answers are "yes" or "maybe", please come to one of the sessions listed below to learn more about collaborative online learning and to share your experiences, ideas, and questions with others who share your interests.

  • Wednesday Oct 11th 11 - noon with option to stay for networking from noon - 12:30 (Garden Room)
    OR (session repeated):
  • Thursday Oct 12th 9 - 10:00 a.m. with option to stay for networking from 10 - 10:30 (Garden Room)

Session overview

  • Overview of purposes of collaborative online learning between international and/or domestic students

  • Participants will then be invited:

    • To share any prior experiences they have had in having students in their class interact and collaborate with students at another institution either in the USA or internationally

    • To share ideas for ways in which they would like to have their students interact and collaborate online with students at another institution

    • To ask questions of each other about these experiences and ideas

  • After hearing the experiences and ideas of colleagues, participants who are interested in developing a project (either small scale, short term, or a more extensive, in-depth project) will then have time to connect with others to plan next steps.

  • Faculty who are interested in developing a unit (e.g. 2-4 week section of a course) or a whole course focused on collaborative online learning with another institution will be invited to join an ongoing Collaborative Online Learning Community of Practice.

Recent past events:


Wednesday, June 21 - Andrew Snustad and Dan  Nolan present at IALLT

Locations: Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
Presentation: “Campus-Wide Support and Strategies for Telecollaborative Projects”

The International Association of Language Learning Technology
iallt.org

Monday, May 1, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
Locations:
Humanities 452 (Duluth campus)
Walter 101 (TC campus)
[WebEx will be offered for all campuses to join.]

Topics for this meeting will emerge from the interests of the CoP.  WebEx will be offered for all campuses to join.

Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Locations:
Garden Room (Duluth campus)
Bruininks Hall 123 (TC campus)
[WebEx will be offered for all campuses to join.]

“The World Comes to Your Classroom: UMD Faculty Share Insights for Collaborative Online International Learning”

UMD faculty members David Syring, Andrew Snustad, and Dan Nolan will share highlights and challenges about their current COIL projects that are underway.  Feedback is welcomed and encouraged.


Monday, March 20. 2017, 2:00-3:00,

Locations:
Humanities room 494 (Duluth campus)
Bruininks Hall 123 (TC campus)
[WebEx for all campuses except TC campus and Duluth]
To receive WebEx links for this and subsequent events,
please fill out this form.

A link will be sent to you a couple of days before the event.  Those on the TC and Duluth campuses are encouraged to meet at the listed locations rather than WebEx.

Topics:
    Introductions and welcome to the COIL CoP
    Brief introduction to COIL
    Conversation about COIL questions, such as:
        What are your expectations?
        What do you know about COIL?
        What projects are you aware of?
        What would help you meet your goals?
        Partnering challenges and successes?
        How to develop and assess cross cultural awareness within a COIL course?
        How to get started designing collaborative activities?

SPRING 2017

Community of Practice Information Session, lead by Andrew Snustad

Please join the COIL Community of Practice for an Information & Discussion Session on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) at UMD.

If you are interested in learning more about the COIL model, or know that you are interested in collaborating internationally with another professor to teach a course, please join us in LSBE 265 to hear a brief presentation, ask questions and hopefully take a step closer to a COIL project.

FALL 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 1-2 pm: COIL Community of Practice Information Session, lead by Andrew Snustad

Please join the COIL Community of Practice for an Information & Discussion Session on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) at UMD.

If you are interested in learning more about the COIL model, or know that you are interested in collaborating internationally with another professor to teach a course, please join us in LSBE 265 to hear a brief presentation, ask questions and hopefully take a step closer to a COIL project.

COIL Talk with Damian Martinez Villatoro on his work with Andrew Snustad in the Mexico-US Multistate COIL Project
COIL Community of Practice, Discussion lead by Andrew Snustad
October 24th
1 PM, Garden Room

Education and Culture in Chiapas, Mexico, by Damian Martinez Villatoro
COIL Partner working with Andrew Snustad in the Mexico-US Multistate COIL Project
October 25th, 2016
2 PM, EduE Building, Room 50

For more on this event, visit the FLL News site: cla.d.umn.edu/foreign-languages-and-literatures/news/coilmexico


UW Bothell COIL Training Workshop
Friday, October 28, 2016, 9 am - 5 pm

Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Professor Emeritus SUNY-Oswego 
October 9, 2015  (9:00-10:00am)
Dr. Coultrap-McQuin joined UMTC's COIL Community of Practice as a special guest for their first COIL Coffee Hour to share her experiences of COILing multiple courses at SUNY-Oswego, where the COIL model originated.

Teddie Potter, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing and
Thorunn Bjarnadottir, Director of Intercultural Education at International Student and Scholar Services Global Positioning and Strategy Alliance
UMTC's COIL Community of Practice
November 13, 2015,  9:00-10:00AM
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

SPRING 2016


COIL talk at the Center for Education Innovation
February 12, 2016
Dan Nolan presented on his COIL work with the New Steps program at UMTC.

Coffee and COIL Talk (webcast from Twin Cities campus) at UMD
March 25 (9 AM), 2016
Location: Kirby Plaza 175, UMD
UMD faculty and staff joined others interested in COIL for a meeting of the COIL community of practice held on the Twin Cities campus (via webex).  This talk featured members working with COIL cohorts from the CEHD on the Twin Cities campus.  Presenters included Thomas Nechodomu, Treden Wagoner and Melissa Falldin.

Coffee & COIL (UMD Community of Practice)
April 1 (10 AM), 2016
What is COIL, and how do I get started?
Location: Location: KSC RDC 333
Please join us for some coffee and an introduction to the basics of Collaborative Online International Learning.  This meeting will provide an opportunity to gather resources and ask questions about how COIL can help you bring an international advantage to an ongoing or future course development project.

Coffee & COIL (UMD Community of Practice)
April 14 (2 PM), 2016
What is COIL, and how do I get started?
Location: Location: KSC RDC 333
During this meeting a brief introduction was provided on the basics of Collaborative Online International Learning projects followed by news on some ongoing projects, and a discussion of digital tools that can enhance COIL project development.  We also reviewed the Faculty COIL Guide.

COIL Conference (SUNY)
April 25 and 26, 2016

COIL Panel Discussion and Workshop
(UMD Community of Practice)
April 29 (10 AM to 1 PM), 2016
With Melissa Falldin and Treden Wagoner from UMTC's CEHD, Lynn Goerdt from UWS and Michelle Robertson from CSS.
Location: Garden Room, UMD
Lynn Goerdt and Michelle Robertson reviewed their work and the recent conference presentation they gave together with Dan Nolan.
Melissa Falldin and Treden Wagoner worked with faculty on UMD’s campus to review pedagogical approaches to COIL projects, including:
- How to co-develop syllabuses that target cross cultural awareness?
- How to find, establish and formalize relationships with partner institutions?
- How to design collaborative activities?
- How to leverage technology during COIL courses and potential troubleshooting solutions?
The workshop included introductory presentations and hands-on exercises for faculty to begin and continue developing on-going COIL projects.


COIL Workshop in Cuernavaca
June, 2016
Part of the Mexico - US COIL Project
Funded by the Department of State
and organized by the SUNY COIL Center in New York City

COIL Talk with Dr. Marcos Algara-Siller and Dr. David Syring
COIL Community of Practice, Discussion lead by Andrew Snustad
Friday September 30th, 2016
noon - 1 PM, in Cina Hall 102, UMD