Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Date 2022/03/29
Presentation Theme Virtual Mobility via COIL: Through the Faculty Lens
Conference APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Contribution Type Collaborative
International coauthorship International coauthorship
Country Canada
Venue Vancouver, Canada (online)
Holding period 2022/03/27~2022/03/31
Publisher and common publisher Rachelle Meilleur and Janice Sestan (Douglas College)
Details Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) partnerships are increasing as post-secondary institutions look to meet strategic planning goals of internationalizing, interculturalizing and enhancing global competencies on campus. COIL partnerships allow students to learn in a globally networked classroom in the form of virtual mobility. However, the core curricular work of embedding a successful international online learning experience needs to be carried forward by the two faculty partners (Rubin, 2017). A willingness to commit to a journey with pedagogical, cultural and technological challenges is essential for faculty-to-faculty COIL partnerships to flourish. The two presenters will discuss navigating their COIL process from design to post-project reflection for their seven-week asynchronous project. The two professors, who live and teach in two different countries (Canada and Japan), whose students were in different majors (Global Issues and Child, Youth & Community Worker) and had different levels of English will also share their reasons for undertaking a COIL project, and their thoughts on the intercultural takeaways. This information will be useful for faculty who would like to attempt a similar undertaking with their own students as well as administrators/support staff who wish to learn more about the faculty perspective of globally connected classrooms.