Faculty and Students present at COIL Conference

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Front Row: Chilton Reynolds, Olga Meza (La Salle University, Mexico) Maria Montoya, Erica Braithwaite, Halley Fallon, Beth Small, Victor Zorrilla Garza (University de Monterrey, Mexico) In Skype (on screen): Frank Thornton, Isis Castellanos Sanchez (La Salle University, Mexico), Rosario Escalada (La Salle University, Mexico), Carol Dean (not pictured)

SUNY Oneonta was well represented at the 10th SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) Conference in New York City.  This conference hosted universities from all over the world and served as a place to make new connections with international faculty who are interested in implementing COIL modules in their own classrooms.

Dr. Frank Thornton, Dr. Maria Montoya, Dr. Beth Small, and Dr. Carol Dean, as well as two of Dr. Montoya’s students, Erica Braithwaite and Haley Fallon, participated in a panel with their international partners entitled “Dragon Tales: Lessons learnt from multiple COIL courses taught at a 4-year institution.”

Dr. Montoya and her two students were joined via Skype by two Colombian students who also participated in their COIL module for a session entitled “Welcome to Cartagena Colombia: Global Citizenship and Social Justice through Student Voices from COIL Experience.”

Chilton Reynolds and one of Dr. Carol Dean’s students, Tate Stoyell, participated in a panel session entitled “Hear the Voices, See the Projects, Ask the Questions: Student Perspectives and Voices from COIL Exchanges and Experiences.”

There are many new opportunities that were discussed at the conference on ways for faculty to implement COIL modules into their classrooms.  If you are interested in hearing more about COIL or to find out about connecting with an international partner to collaborate with, please contact Chilton Reynolds, the COIL Nodal Network Coordinator for our campus (chilton.reynolds@oneonta.edu).