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COIL Virtual Learning

Introducing COIL - Collaborative Online International Learning
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) connects students and professors in different countries for collaborative projects and discussions as part of their coursework.  Watch the video to the right created by FIU for a brief tutorial on the basic components of a COIL program.

How Does Coil Work?

And where can I learn more?
COIL brings students and professors together across cultures to learn, discuss and collaborate as part of an existing course. COIL becomes part of the class, enabling all students to have a significant intercultural experience within their course of study. 

Benefits of COIL - For Students and Faculty



  • Gain intercultural awareness and understanding

  • Become better prepared and more oriented to study/teach abroad


  • Learn about the discipline being studied from a different perspective

  • Challenge existing ways of thinking and your own opinions about a subject 



  • Enhance communicative skills when working with non-native English speakers

  • Gain digital literacy skills and be better prepared to work in virtual teams


  • Develop new international institutional partnerships

  • Develop and introduce international components into virtually any course

SUNY COIL Global Network

Bring the world to OSU!
OSU is proud member of the SUNY COIL Global Network, a world-wide community of practice dedicated to Collaborative Online International Learning and the benefits it brings to higher education. OSU faculty and staff now have access to members-only information and resources including support and activities for COIL teaching partner matching and COIL-focused professional development courses.
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