The Relationship Between Global Studies and Issues of Multiculturalism

Mar 31, 2014
1:45 pm
Registration Required

Tegrity: Using Collaborative Online International Learning to Internationalize the Curriculum

Sarah Guth, Program Coordinator, COIL, The State University of New York
In an increasingly globalized world, institutions of higher education are being called on to internationalize their curricula and offer opportunities for all students to have international experiences. Although study abroad can be a life-changing experience, the small numbers of students who are actually able to go abroad coupled with the fact that these programs are increasingly brief and not immersive, means we must find additional ways to allow students to develop their intercultural communication skills. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is one such approach. COIL courses connect classes of students in geographically distant locations to complete some or all of their coursework together through collaborative online work. Participation in this experiential learning environment allows students to develop their intercultural competence, digital literacy skills and language skills (be they foreign languages or language awareness).
This presentation will provide a brief background to COIL followed by practical examples of how COIL courses have been implemented. Then a brief discussion of the common pitfalls will lead into a description of the importance of professional development and institutional support in ensuring a sustainable campus COIL program. Participants will be encouraged to intervene regularly with questions and comments in order to guarantee a lively discussion.
This workshop will be video conferenced between the Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan campuses.
See locations below.
Date: Monday, February 24
Time: 1:50 - 3:15 p.m.
Queens Campus: D’Angelo Center, Room 310
Staten Island Campus: DaSilva Hall, Room 208
Manhattan Campus: Room 216

The certificate will be awarded to those who complete at least three of the four workshops being offered in the program this semester.  Upcoming sessions are:
Global Solidarity Network Project
Monday, March 17, 1:50 - 3:15 p.m.                
The Relationship Between Global Studies and Issues of Multiculturalism
Monday, March 31, 1:50 - 3:15 p.m.
Mapping Tools: GIS/Google Earth
Thursday, May 1, 1:50 - 3:15 p.m.

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