COIL stands for “Collaborative Online International Learning.” This will enable students to gain new perspectives and knowledge as well as deepen their learning through global communication with overseas students by utilizing ICT (Information and Communication Technology).
The COIL-type of education will yield people who are creative problem-solvers who take action, and develop their abilities to actively contribute to society. Osaka City University is one of the leading universities in the COIL-type of education in Japan, and practices it in university-wide general education courses, as well as specialized education courses.
Gaining different perspectives through interactions with overseas students from other cultures
Improving English proficiency through practical interactions
Gaining ICT (Information and Communication Technology) literacy
Andrews University the United States of America
De La Salle University the Republic of the Philippines
University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa the United States of America
Kwame Nkrumah University the Republic of Zambia
HOW TO INTRODUCE
●Two approaches, “synchronous” and/or “asynchronous” are applied.
●An emphasis is placed on collaboration between faculty and students, and among students themselves. Be aware of “learning collaboratively”, not just distance education.
We have tie-ups with a total of eight universities from three countries (US, Philippines and Zambia).
Please click the link below for the list of COIL-type of classes at OCU.
< http://www.coil.osaka-cu.ac.jp/en/blog/coil_classes_ocu/ >
COIL can be implemented by adding to existing classes
・ Developing global perspectives
・ Improving cross-cultural understanding
・ Improving IT literacy (ZOOM, SNS, G-suite, Microsoft 365, etc.)
The empowerment of the university education
Educational Quality Assurance
During the network formation period, the first one that starts creating a network becomes the hub. In other words, there will be a chance for us to become a hub of Asian networks.
Example: Class Offered in 2019
It aims to cultivate the ability to “discover issues” and the ability to “find solutions” through active learning and group work. We work collaboratively with the Development Economics (ECONDEV) class that is offered by De La Salle University (DLSU) in the Philippines.
We conduct research jointly by working in groups. Students in each university are divided into small groups of about three to six according to five issues - income, education, health, immigration (migration), and population-, and the groups that deal with the same issue learn collaboratively.
They exchange documents, etc. through their shared folder.
When we conduct joint midterm and final presentations, two classrooms (OCU, DLSU) are synchronously connected through a video conference system and a Web conference system.
Discovering issues and finding their solutions can be difficult to learn, if they are based solely on the existing social context. More effective outcomes can be expected, by providing students opportunities in regular classes, to work on the same tasks with overseas students based on different social contexts.
In AY2019, we offered the IW course with 14 classes, two of which were joint classes between OCU and DLSU.
The aim of the course was to enable students to conduct a comparative study between Japan and ASEAN from the perspective of macroeconomics.
Students were divided into five groups based on the topics listed below.
Through this course, they enhanced their ability to identify issues and propose their solutions from a global perspective.
・Policies on government spending and taxation
・Policies on interest rates (financial policies)
Students’ research presentations were shared in the joint classes with De La Salle University.
Academic Support (Course Planning)
Technical Support (Video Conference System)
Administrative Support (University Agreement)
We will support the introduction of COIL classes!
Please do not hesitate to contact us!