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Professional learning experience through COIL: a faculty perspective.

Swartz, Stephanie; Luck, Susan; Barbosa, Belem; Crawford, Izzy


Stephanie Swartz

Susan Luck

Belem Barbosa

Izzy Crawford


Collaborative online international learning (COIL) is not reserved for students, but rather can positively impact instructors through the exchange with colleagues from diverse institutions, backgrounds, pedagogies and practices. Instructors thereby gain global understanding which they can impart to their students and use to help facilitate intercultural curricula at their institutions. Creating global network learning environments (GLEs) means intense collaboration and agreement on assignments, deadlines, assessment and learning outcomes, which in turn forces instructors to reevaluate their own values and methods of work. The following paper describes a COIL project involving instructors from four universities in the USA and Europe and the challenges they faced creating a common team culture. While overcoming technological, institutional and cultural differences, these instructors increased their own professional learning experience.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Oct 25, 2019
Institution Citation SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S., BARBOSA, B. and CRAWFORD, I. 2019. Professional learning experience through COIL: a faculty perspective. In Proceedings of the 2019 International virtual exchange conference (IVEC 2019): advancing the field of online international learning, 25-26 October 2019, Tacoma, USA. Tacoma: IVEC [online], pages 19-24. Available from: http://iveconference.or...ference-Proceedings.pdf
Keywords Collaborative online international learning; Virtual teams; Professional teams
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