COIL Leadership Institute

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March 4-5, 2019

This two-day institute at Florida International University in Miami, FL will bring together teams from US and international higher education institutions to integrate      Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into their curricula and comprehensive internationalization plans. Hands-on activities will prepare leaders to implement COIL initiatives on their home campuses.

What is COIL?

Developed over the past fifteen years, COIL (also referred to as Virtual Exchange or Telecollaboration) is a method for connecting teachers and their students with peers in other countries via the Internet. The model involves in-depth cooperation between paired teachers co-designing re-imagined courses and students collaborating in small groups to complete shared projects. COIL produces meaningful, authentic international experiences for teachers and students without the cost and extensive time away from home associated with physical mobility. For students who do have the time and resources, COIL increases interest in study abroad.


  • Jon Rubin, Director of COIL Consulting and former Director of the SUNY COIL Center
  • Stephanie Doscher, Director of Global Learning Initiatives, and Matthew Hagood, Director of Media Technology Services, co-Directors of FIU-COIL
  • Joan Landeros
  • Jenifer Cushman
  • Osvaldo Succi

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