Tags: March 2022, Vol. 2, Issue 3
From March 4 to March 7, Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) held its 46th annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s theme was “Reunited & Ready to Revolutionize: Embracing the Future of International Education” and offered the opportunity for attendees to join presentations and workshops such as Preparing Students for Work in a Global Economy, Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (JEDI): Preparing our Students for a Successful Experience Abroad, and Truly Global Outcomes: Revising Learning Outcomes to Engage More Curriculum, More Students, and More of the World.
As part of the conference, Stephanie Byer, Manager, International and Strategic Initiatives, Faculty of Social and Community Services (FSCS), and Rebecca Trautwein, Manager, Global Learning and Engagement, Humber Global, presented on recent Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) initiatives across Humber, using the FSCS as a case study. The presentation, What’s the Impact? Strategies for institutional COIL Engagement, Awareness and Student Experience, examined how the shift to online education during the pandemic led to a rapid adoption of technology and flexibility within the classroom – giving more opportunity for COIL initiatives. The presentation explored how we assess the awareness and engagement of these initiatives in an institution and what the impact is for our learners.
Through the Humber COIL Framework and incorporation of intercultural reflection throughout each COIL initiative, students develop and apply any number of the mindsets and skills articulated in the Humber Learning Outcomes (HLO) framework, such as digital fluency, collaboration, communication, strategic problem solving, and understanding of systems thinking. Drawing on lessons from Humber’s distinct approach to planning, scaling, and sustaining COIL, the session discussed successes and lessons learned, as we plan how to evolve the initiatives to best support the student experience.