Global Learning Conference

Chicago, IL - Oct 30 8:00 am to Oct 31, 2017 4:00 pm

Price: more than $250

The Global Learning Conference illustrates best practices and innovation in collaborative online international learning* (COIL). COIL is an approach to fostering 21st Century student competencies through the development of multicultural learning environments that link university or college classes in different countries using online technologies. The conference invites faculty and lecturers, instructional technologists and designers, international education and study abroad managers, and anyone interested in the internationalization of higher education to attend and share knowledge with their peers in this growing field.

*COIL is used to refer to any pedagogical activities that use technology to link classrooms and students in geographically distant locations through coursework. Among the other terms used to describe such activity are virtual exchange, virtual mobility, globally networked learning, telecollaboration, and online intercultural exchange.

Conference Themes

While the Global Learning Conference is designed to address a wide range of issues in online international learning, many presentations will focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Practical Strategies and Student Voices
  • Intercultural Competence and Community Building
  • Internationalization and Professional Networks
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Professional Development 

Global Learning Conference

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