Can Globally Networked Learning Anchor Internationalization in the Curricular Mainstream? (COIL Conference, April 3-4, 2013)

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SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
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The SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) invites proposals that broadly support this year's conference themes for presentations in a range of formats. The Conference will be held at the SUNY Global Center in New York City on April 3-4, 2013.

For many higher education institutions, realizing the goal of integrating intercultural or global dimensions into the curriculum has been a challenge. 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 utilizing Internet-based communication tools to bring faculty and students together.

COIL's 2013 conference explores GNL as a vector for bringing internationalization into the curricular mainstream. We invite faculty, international educators, instructional technologists, and higher education administrators from around the world to share experiences and best practices in utilizing this paradigm to foster exchange between faculty and students with peers in other countries. We particularly encourage collaborative proposals, those utilizing an innovative format, and those including audience participation or student perspectives.

This year's themes and topics include:
• 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?
• Integrating Real-time Tools into Asynchronous International Courses

Possible presentation types include:
• Panels (30-60 minutes)
• Roundtable Discussion Panels (up to 60 minutes)
• Debates (30-60 minutes)
• Individual Presentations (20 minutes)
• Mini-Workshops (including ones focused on participant input around a topic, up to 60 minutes)

All submissions must be received by February 8, 2013. Please visit our website for submission details: