5th COIL Conference

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Schedule at-a-Glance


Presenter Bios

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Live Webcast Info


Call for Presentations (closed)




SUNY Language PACT (Pipeline-Access-Culture-Technology) Workshop - related event on April 5

Invitation to the
When? April 3rd (1 - 8pm) and April 4th (9am - 6pm), 2013
Where? SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St. NYC
and NOW ONLINE via free live webcast
Questions? Please email COILConference@suny.edu

A New Vector for Bringing Internationalization into the Curricular Mainstream:
For many higher education institutions, the goal of broadly integrating intercultural or global dimensions into the curriculum has been a hard goal to achieve. However, in recent years a new teaching and learning methodology known as Globally Networked Learning (GNL) has emerged providing an innovative and cost-effective internationalization method for fostering exchange between faculty and students with peers in other countries through Internet-based tools.

More about the COIL Conference:
The annual conference brings together faculty, international programs staff, instructional technology staff, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to share experiences and innovative GNL models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from an international Call for Presentations.

A list of presenters, the conference agenda, as well as short summaries of the sessions are now available. You can also access a PDF of the full conference program.

Plenary Sessions at the Event will include:

Perspectives on Curricular Internationalization from a Range of Stakeholders - Faculty to Provost

This panel discussion will examine the challenges and successes of implementing innovative campus/system internationalization initiatives

Outcomes from the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities

This 3-year project marks the largest ever working group of globally networked learning practitioners with 120+ participants. We will present lessons learned and impacts for the campuses and students.

A keynote address will be offered by Hans de Wit, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (Italy) and Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands). He is also co-editor of the ‘Journal of Studies in International Education’ and of the SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education.

This year's Conference Topics and Themes for our CFP included:

  • Student Perspectives and Voices from Globally Networked Learning Courses
  • Role of GNL in Integrating Intercultural and/or Global Dimensions into the Curriculum
  • GNL Courses as Portals for Increased Participation in Study Abroad
  • How is Intercultural Exchange Transformed in the Online Environment?
  • GNL Moves Outside the Humanities: Examples from the STEM, Business and Applied Fields
  • Is Globally Networked Learning the Beating Heart of Curricular Internationalization?
  • Integrating Real-time Tools into Asynchronous International Courses
  • Utilizing GNL and Technology to support Language Learning
  • We’ve Taught the GNL Course, but My Institution Doesn’t Know What to do Next!

More Information will be added to this website as details for the conference are developed.


Registration Information

Please join us for an engaging and lively series of presentations and discussions on international online learning environments. The 2011 and 2012 conferences filled to capacity, so we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.
  SUNY Others
Early Bird Registration by February 25, 2013 $165 $260
Regular Registration after February 25, 2013 $200 $310

A networking reception on Wednesday evening, as well as lunch on Thursday are included in your registration fee.

Accepted methods of payment include:

  • Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Check (Personal or Campus)
  • Purchase Order
  • Journal Transfer
  • CPD Training Points

If paying with Check or Purchase Order, please make payable to:

The State University of New York

Send payment to:
SUNY Global Center
Attn: John Fowler - COIL Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

You can register for the event through SUNY's Center for Professional Development at http://www.cvent.com/d/6cqc3x.



Accommodation Information

COIL has arranged special rates at three conveniently located hotels for attendees. More information can be found on the hotel information page. The reservation deadline for the conference rates is March 5, 2013.

Conference Venue - The SUNY Global Center

SUNYGlobalCenterIn addition to COIL, the SUNY Global Center houses the other departments and the headquarters for SUNY's Office of Global Affairs. The Global Center is located in one of New York City's most distinguished landmark buildings and is a specially designed facility for an innovative 21st century global experience. As you step through the portal of the forty-thousand square foot complex, you enter a unique environment for learning.

With its location in the heart of Manhattan, the center is also equipped with advanced information and video technology to provide direct, face-to-face interaction between students, and faculty and participants around the world. The Global Classroom, where the conference will be convened, as well as the SUNY Global Center itself, are hubs for cross-border and cross-cultural exchange of information, knowledge, learning and innovation.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunity

COIL is pleased to offer a limited number of vendors and organizations with products or services relevant to our attendees the opportunity to sponsor, exhibit, and present at our annual conference. If your organization is interested, please review and submit this form. Any questions you have about this sponsorship opportunity can be directed to John E. Fowler, COIL’s Assistant Director, at john.fowler@suny.edu or via phone at +1 (212)-317-3587.

Please note that vendor sponsorship of the COIL Conference shall not be construed as an endorsement by COIL, SUNY, or any other NY State entities of the sponsoring organization or their products.