Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (SUNY COIL Center)
The SUNY COIL Center develops and supports sustainable, campus-based exchange initiatives integrated into academic and international programs at participating universities. The Center will launch pilot virtual exchange courses with Al Kafaat University in Lebanon, and will offer in-person professional development workshops over the term of the grant. These will support course development for teaching partnerships and will be linked to online academies where participating instructors will learn by doing. Based on an “experiential modelling” approach, teachers – through the process of completing tasks – engage in the kind of collaborative activities that their students in COIL courses will subsequently undertake. Paired teachers will then co-lead virtual exchanges between their classrooms in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa.
State University of New York Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (SUNY COIL)
Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco
Partners in the Middle East and North Africa
Al Kafaat University, American University in Cairo, Université Mohamed Premier in Oudja, Empire State College Lebanon Residency Program at American University of Technology
Student Age Group
High school, university