Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Workshop with Jon Rubin and Sarah Guth (SUNY-COIL)

Internationalizing the Curriculum with Technology: Providing All Students with Global Learning Experiences

Friday, November 1, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
401-402 Walter Library (map)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

In this interactive workshop, Jon Rubin, Director, and Sarah Guth, Program Coordinator, of the State University of New York (SUNY) Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) will lead discussion and activities about globally networked classrooms. The pair will present considerations for developing diverse online learning collaborations and the many ways that faculty are bringing students from across the world together. Participants will leave the workshop with knowledge of the strategies they can apply to their courses and curricula to promote the practice of COIL on their own campuses.

This event is co-sponsored by Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) and the University of Minnesota's Academic Technology Support Services, Office of eLearning and the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance.

About COIL

COIL is an emerging field that promotes on-campus internationalization by using technology to bring together geographically distant peers from different lingua-cultural backgrounds to collaborate on project-based course work. Also known as virtual exchange and globally-networked learning, COIL fosters meaningful exchanges between faculty and students with peers abroad to give new contextual meaning to the ideas and texts explored in their courses. Collaborative online international learning provides students new venues in which to develop their cross-cultural awareness.

The COIL Center is a leader in the emerging field of collaborative online international learning (COIL). It is a unit of the Office of Global Affairs at the State University of New York, the largest university system in the U.S. with nearly 500,000 students across its 64 campuses.

More Information

For more information contact Mary Katherine O'Brien at 612-625-9520 or Cristina Lopez at 612-626-6639.

Note: Due to overwhelming demand, registration for the in-person workshop is closed as of 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th. Registration for the live, online version of the workshop is still available.

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Event Notes

  • Participants from outside of the University of Minnesota or MnSCU systems will be charged a $50 registration fee to attend the workshop. Further instructions for payment will be sent after registration.