Andrews University seeks to expand its global diversity and engagement by implementing online collaboration with international partners and sister institutions. The COILL Fellows program is designed to support AU faculty in developing and implementing Collaborative Online International and Local Learning courses. This initiative is overseen by the Department of Digital Learning and Instructional Technology, with assistance from the Off Campus Programs Office.
COIL is an approach to fostering global competence through the development of a multicultural learning environment that links university classes in different countries. Using various online technologies to communicate, students from different countries complete shared assignments and projects, with faculty from each partner institution co-teaching and managing coursework. At Andrews University, COILL also includes collaborations with our sister institutions in North America.
This type of learning is also called virtual exchange, telecollaboration, and globally networked learning.
COILL projects extend beyond team-teaching or teaching a class via technology to another institution. COILL projects must include projects that require students to work together across the participating classrooms.
Andrews University faculty are invited to submit a proposal for support in implementing COILL into a new or existing course. Submissions may come from individuals or teams; with $250 available for each project selected. Up to four projects will be awarded each year.
COILL Fellows are required to participate in a Community of Practice to provide support and assistance through the implementation of the project.
$250 is available for each project, which can be used to cover expenses for the project; or to cover expenses or professional development for the faculty member; or similar to FAR activity funds, which can be withdrawn for cash with tax withheld.
Proposals should be submitted to Janine Lim, firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should be succinct and should include:
Note that assistance completing the application will be provided within the Course Tune Up workshops.
Associate Dean, Online Higher Education