How to COIL – How to Design Collaborative Online Courses with International Colleagues

This 90-minute online course provides an introduction to the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) approach and outlines how you can incorporate digital and international elements into your teaching. To illustrate the concept of COIL we have invited Martín Hernán Castro from the HWR Berlin who will tell us about „Challenges for Management and interculturality: Findings from COILing with 3 different cultural orientations“.

BeCOIL and the Berlin Centre for Higher Education (BZHL) will jointly organise the event.

Online-event, Monday, 03.06.2024, from 9:30 to 11:00 am (CEST).

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Virtual BeCOIL Meetup on May 13th

Dr. Mirjam Hauck (The Open University, England) will kick off this 60-minute discussion session by presenting her research on „VE through the social justice and inclusion lens“. The floor will then be opened for an exchange of ideas and questions. Seasoned COIL practitioners as well as COIL enthusiasts from Berlin and around the world will join the meetup.

The event is moderated by BeCOIL project coordinators from nine Berlin universities. Julia Kröcher from the BZHL will be on hand to answer pedagogical questions.

Online-event, Wednesday May 13, 2024, 2:30 – 3:30 PM (CEST) .

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COIL meets SDGs

Business Studies and Finance students from HTW Berlin and its partner universities Inholland (The Netherlands), HOGENT (Belgium) and CEU San Pablo (Spain) recently worked together for a COIL project. Over several weeks, the participants created their own online game around the global Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) while collaborating in internationally mixed groups with alternating coaches from the four involved universities.

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How to COIL – How to Design Collaborative Online Courses with International Colleagues

This 90-minute online course provides an introduction to the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) approach and outlines how you can incorporate online international collaboration into your courses. To illustrate this concept we have invited Dr. Ruth Tobias from the FU Berlin, who will tell us about her COIL on „What Do You Mean?“: Experiencing Culture through Language – Joint Online Course, Jerusalem – Berlin (Hebrew-German).

BeCOIL and the Berlin Centre for Higher Education (BZHL) will jointly organise the event.

Online-event, Thursday, 18th of April from 3 to 4:30 pm (CET).

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Virtual BeCOIL Meetup on April 10th

Prof. Dr. Bianka Lichtenberger (University of Applied Sciences UAS of the Grisons) will kick off this 60-minute discussion session by reflecting on her experience in Blended Learning International Collaboration (BLIC) as well as offer insights into research on the learning outcomes and effectiveness of international collaboration. The floor will then be opened for an exchange of ideas and questions. Seasoned COIL practitioners as well as COIL enthusiasts from Berlin and around the world will join the meetup.

The event is moderated by BeCOIL project coordinators from nine Berlin universities. Julia Kröcher from the BZHL will be on hand to answer pedagogical questions.

Online-event, Wednesday Apr 10, 2024, 4 – 5 PM (CEST) .

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Hybrid COIL´DE Bar Camp

Join our hybrid event to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in Germany and abroad. A Bar Camp is a participant-driven event for collaborative discussions and activities based on attendees‘ interests. There is no preset agenda, you co-create the event!

In order to account for different time zones, we have planned two Bar Camp sessions that can be attended independently of each other. In the morning (9 AM to 12 PM Berlin-time) we focus on the topic of „How to develop sustainable COILs in Germany“ and in the afternoon (1 to 4 PM) the session will be called „Learn and share – COILs in Germany and abroad“.

The event is organized by Mainz University of Applied Sciences, the BeCOIL project and the COIL´DE network.

Hybrid event, Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9 AM to 5 PM (CEST), Lux Pavilion Mainz and online.

Registration (until April 12th) and more information 

Virtual BeCOIL Meetup

Prof. Birgit Felden (HWR Berlin) will kick off this 60-minute discussion session by reflecting on the numerous COIL and BIP projects she has initiated with US and European partners as part of the „Entrepreneurship and Business Succession“ degree programme. The floor will then be opened for an exchange of ideas and questions. Seasoned COIL practitioners as well as COIL enthusiasts from Berlin and around the world will join the meetup.

The event will be moderated by the BeCOIL project coordinators from nine Berlin universities. Julia Kröcher from the BZHL will be on hand to answer pedagogical questions.

Online-event, Wednesday Mar 06, 2024, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CET) .

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Virtual BeCOIL brown bag session

At the beginning of this 60-minute exchange session, Zehra Koyuncu from HTW Berlin presents the COIL „Businet Law Game“ which has been conducted by Prof. Dr. Michael Jaensch for several years. The event will be moderated by project coordinators from the BeCOIL team, which is represented at nine universities in Berlin. Julia Kröcher from the BZHL will be on hand to answer pedagogical questions.

BeCOIL and the Berlin Centre for Higher Education (BZHL)will jointly organise the event.

Online-event, Thursday, Feb 08, 2024, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CET) .

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How to COIL – How to Design Collaborative Online Courses with International Colleagues

This 90-minute online course provides an introduction to the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) approach and outlines how you can incorporate digital and international elements into your teaching. This time we’ve invited Ana Carolina Vázquez Naranjo from the Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), who has carried out numerous COILs and who will present a real-life example of COIL. 

BeCOIL and the Berlin Centre for Higher Education (BZHL) will jointly organise the event.

Online-event, Monday, 29th of January from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (CET).

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Virtual BeCOIL brown bag session on 08.12. from 12:30 -13:30

At the beginning of this 60-minute exchange session, Prof. Dr. Antje Wilton-Franklin from the FU Berlin will give a keynote speech about her COIL course on Language and Ecology. Afterwards, you can exchange ideas with other Berlin teachers on the topic of COIL and develop plans for COIL courses. The event will be moderated by project coordinators from the BeCOIL team, which is represented at nine universities in Berlin. Julia Kröcher from the BZHL will be on hand to answer didactic questions.

Representatives from Berlin universities can register via the BZHL. Educators from international partner institutions associated with a Berlin-based university are encouraged to join. They can sign up for the seminar by filling out this form. Please note that the seminar takes place in Central European Time.

This series of events is offered as part of the BeCOIL project and is open to teachers from all Berlin universities. It will take place a total of three times in the winter semester 2023-24. The instances can be attended independently of each other, they do not build on each other.

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