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Nov 23
International Education Week: Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) - Connecting Classrooms across the Globe

Time 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a project-based methodology for providing students with collaboratively developed, co-taught intercultural learning experiences. COIL extends authentic opportunities for intercultural and transnational learning to students within the curriculum of college classrooms. Through co-developed and co-taught modules, COIL supports the development of 21st-century workforce skills and provides opportunities for applied learning experiences.

This webinar will guide professors through an introduction to Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). A panel of COIL experts will discuss the purpose of COIL and why use it, how to get started, and share their successful COIL experiences.

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Please note, registration for this webinar is limited to Sheridan faculty, staff and international partners ONLY. Registration is required to attend.

Event number: 132 216 1025
Event password: COIL (2645 from phones)

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Jon Rubin, COIL Consultant (the USA)Jon Rubin, COIL Consultant

COIL Consulting is led by its director, Jon Rubin, who developed the COIL concept and was the founder and then director of the State University of New York's COIL Center for over ten years. In 2017, he created COIL Consulting ( to support universities developing COIL initiatives. He has recently consulted with Florida International University (Miami), Sinclair Community College (Dayton, Ohio), Gallaudet University (Washington, DC), and Bridge Valley Community College (West Virginia). In 2020, he offered workshops sponsored by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) to introduce COIL to Canadian Institutions of higher learning

He has written many articles on COIL practice and is presently co-writing the Guide to COIL Virtual Exchange, to be published by Stylus Publishers in May 2021. He is now launching the website, a directory of international institutions that are committed to COIL Virtual Exchange.

Eva Haug, Internationalization Coordinator at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)Eva Haug, Internationalization Coordinator at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Eva Haug is Coordinator Internationalisation & COIL and senior lecturer of Intercultural Competence at the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She's also Member of the EAIE Expert Community Internationalisation at Home, and the coordinator of the COIL Working Group in the Erasmus+ South African/European project iKUDU. As coordinator, she's specialised in internationalising the curriculum. As COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) coordinator, she provides entire cohorts the possibility of experiencing international teamwork by pairing Amsterdam students with students from around the globe. She's presented about COIL at conferences around the world, as well as the EAIE Conference, and is regularly invited by universities to train staff in intercultural and online collaboration.

Osvaldo Succi, Virtual Exchange Coordinator at Centro Paula Souza, CESU (Brazil)Osvaldo Succi, Virtual Exchange Coordinator at Centro Paula Souza, CESU

Osvaldo Succi Junior, Ph.D. serves as Virtual Exchange Coordinator for Centro Paula Souza (FATEC - CESU) in Brazil and has been a teacher trainer for the past 30 years. He worked as a Human Resources Training Specialist and as a Business course designer. In 2014, his team received a Santander Bank-Guia do Estudante Award as the Best Academic Partnership for a COIL-Virtual Exchange collaboration developed with State University of New York at Ulster. This award-winning collaboration is in its 15th consecutive edition. He was the first international professor to be awarded the Lenna Visiting Professorship from Saint Bonaventure University in 2015.

Amira El Masri, Director of the Center for Global Education and Internationalization at SheridanModerated by: Amira El Masri, Director of the Center for Global Education and Internationalization at Sheridan

Dr. Amira El Masri is the Director of the Center for Global Education and Internationalization at Sheridan. Dr. El Masri has extensive experience nationally and internationally in the field of the internationalization of the postsecondary education sector as an administrator, researcher, and instructor. She is an active researcher focusing on internationalization policies in Canada and comparatively, international student experiences, and internationalizing teacher education.

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