Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Queens College, City University of New York

COIL is a virtual exchange pedagogical approach for students to engage in online collaborative projects with partners from different cultural contexts (and possibly different disciplines).

COIL is a term created by the SUNY COIL Center to describe “the four essential dimensions of real virtual mobility: it is a collaborative exercise of teachers and students; it makes use of online technology and interaction; it has potential international dimensions; and it is integrated into the learning process.”