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Mariko Eguchi, an
English professor
at University of
Shimane in Japan
has partnered
with East Carolina
University's Global
Understanding
courses for the past
four years. One of
her classes is
shown here.

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Rubin suggests letting students Skype
each other rather than making live, fullclass videoconferences the focal point.
"Time-wise and technology-wise, it's very
hard to have good enough quality video
that you can have 60 people engaging live,
whereas if it's just two people looking at
each other across their laptop screen, if they
have a connection that's almost certainly
going to work," he said.
SUNY Oswego has benefited from a
Mariko Eguchi
strong push from the top. "We've really
embraced COIL as part of the comprehensive internationalization efforts on our campus," said Provost Lorrie
Clemo. Faculty receive $3,000 stipends to develop a COIL
course and are to get help a quarter of the time from a
Technology Services professional.
Oswego offered four
COIL courses this spring
and hopes to roll out as
many as eight in the fall.
Classes now have linked
online to universities in
Lebanon, Russia, Sweden,
India, Taiwan, Australia,
Costa Rica, and other
countries. It already had student exchange agreements
with most of them. "We asked them, 'Would you like to
expand our partnership to include online learning?' Almost every institution we've talked with has been very,
very eager to do this," said Clemo.

Studying Gender Equity
in New York and Beirut
Susan Coultrap-McQuin, professor of English and
women's studies and director of the Institute for Global
Engagement, taught the first COIL class in 2012 on women in the workplace, collaborating online with Lebanese
business students who actually were enrolled through
Empire State College, SUNY's distance education branch.
Coultrap-McQuin and her counterpart in Beirut, Ina
Pfeifer Issa, wove the five-week collaboration as a module
into their separate classes. The students discussed the problems women face in workplaces in the United States, and
Lebanon then drew up recommendations on how a multinational company could attract and promote women into
executive ranks. "The very first time we were still learning
how to do it. Each semester we get a little better," said Coultrap-McQuin, who now has taught the class three times,
each with fewer technological hiccups. She used the Angel

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online learning management system. Issa
started with Angel but switched to Moodle.
Issa said some of her students "were
very curious, very eager" to connect
with the Americans and others were
more reluctant. Once they broke the ice,
they welcomed the back-and-forth and
"learned a lot. The most important thing
was just the experience of being able to
practice their communications skills...and
learning about a different culture." Though
her students own computers, they deal
with slow Internet connections and power outages.
"Here in Lebanon we are still a little behind compared
to the resources you have in U.S. and Europe, but we're
getting there," said the Norwegian-born Issa. "It's wonderful to see how we can learn from other institutions and
connect to other students without having to travel."
Tarek Ghanem, 27, who just completed a business
management degree through Empire State classes after
taking most classes at the American University of Science
and Technology in Beirut, said of the COIL class, "The
environment was very friendly and welcoming. I felt as
much at ease talking to the Oswego students as talking to
my fellow Lebanese students."
"Technology has made the world smaller. It's really
good. It's destroyed all the boundaries, actually, between
humanity. Now I can know what's happening in Ukraine
and Venezuela just by one click. It's definitely for the
better," he said.
The experience was rewarding, too, for Oswego senior
Lillie Mitov, 21, who is interested in pursuing an international career working on behalf of women's rights. "There
were difficulties because of time differences, but in general
it was a free-flowing conversation," said Mitov, whose parents emigrated from Bulgaria.
Beforehand "one of the questions most of my classmates had, was whether or not (the Lebanese students)
would be able to communicate clearly with us. Aside from
small punctuation errors here and there, they were pretty
much on par with us," Litov said. "In terms of having laptops and phones, they were just like us."
"There are so many skills you can take from an experience like this in terms of cross-cultural communications
and technology that are such a vital part of becoming a
career person right now. This provided that perfect space
to gain these resume skills essentially. I would rank it in
my top three courses I've taken in college," said Litov,
who keeps in touch with one of her Lebanese teammates
through LinkedIn.

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Education Abroad
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