11th Socially Innovative Global Classroom (Online)
(joint program with 7 countries and regions around the world)
July 11 - 29, 2022 (19 days)
28 students: American University of Sharjah (1), Central Mindanao University (1), Don Honorio Ventura State University (8), First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (1), Heriot-Watt University- Malaysia (3), I Shou University (1), Lyceum Northwestern University (5), Macau University of Science and Technology (2), Mindanao State University - General Santos (2), Mukuba University (1), Romblon State University (1), Saint Petersburg State University (1), Taylor's University (1)
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The 11th SIGLOC-online

SDGs: Social Innovation in your Local Community toward Solving Global Issues


As a school selected for the FY 2018 Inter-University Exchange Project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Osaka Metropolitan University (OMU) is implementing a Program to Develop Collaborative Social Innovators that uses Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

As a part of this program, OMU conducts an intensive program called “SIGLOC” (Socially Innovative Global Classroom).

Since the spring of 2020, OMU implements an entirely online program entitled “Socially Innovative Global Classroom: Online” (SIGLOC-online) to provide international education unaffected by COVID-19.


We are pleased to announce that the 11th SIGLOC-online has successfully completed its three-week period from July 11 to July 29, 2022.




Prior to the start of the program, an orientation was held online.
All the students and teaching staff participated from home.

Orientation on June 28


Welcome Session

In the Welcome Session, following the introduction of program activities, the participating students introduced themselves to get to know each other by using a slide they had prepared in advance.

Welcome Session on July 11

The theme of this program is “SDGs: Social Innovation in your Local Community toward Solving Global Issues”.
Before and after the opening session, the first task – asynchronous debate – was assigned to the students.

The objective of Session 1 is to discuss sustainability from an economic perspective.
The students read literature and describe a constructive opinion from their own standpoint, and then they proceed with the debate by refuting their opponents who have the exact opposite opinion.



Cultural Activities

In the cultural program, the participating students were divided into teams and created an original team name – Innovators, Marjin, Newlands, Survivor, Uni-verse, United, and WKEJA – and also a team logo.

Each team held team meetings using a variety of communication tools to discuss plans for cultural programs.

Each group gathered and discussed by adjusting to the time difference.


Communications on Slack to organize cultural events



Cultural Program: Team logos


The students organized cultural events such as a movie night, game sessions, chat sessions, etc. and enjoyed socializing with each other across borders and time zones.

Producing video clips to introduce their own culture

The game session “How many people in the group?”



As cross-team activities, the students also enjoyed interacting with each other by introducing photos on Slack.

Photo session



Research, Data Analysis, and Discussion

In Sessions 2, 3 and 4, the students were divided into teams of 5 to 6 people each.
They worked together to find unique, solid, and practical proposals, from the various perspectives of the team members, to achieve the sustainability of the local communities, and ultimately improve the sustainability of the planet.

The students compiled a “Picture Book” of ideas to propose solutions to social issues and sustainability in their own country/region and refined their own ideas by giving comments to each other among the team members.

Eventually, they created a Reflection Report of what they have learned and discovered throughout the SIGLOC sessions.


Summaries & Reports: Presentation Session

The presentation session was held on the final day with the participation of all students by adjusting the time zone in which all can participate together.

The students were divided into five rooms on Zoom, and each of them made a presentation to different team members using the Picture Book they had created.

Presentations at the presentation session, July 27


Closing Session

At the closing session, followed by the instruction of pre-course tasks, each participant made a comment and shared their experiences with each other.

Big smiles at the end of the Closing Session, July 29


After the end of the entire SIGLOC period, 28 students who had completed all the assignments received a Certificate of Completion.


Summary of Feedback Results and Pre & Post Self-Evaluation Results

NPS (Net Promoter Score)

NPS is an index that gauges the likelihood (rating 1-100) to recommend this activity/program to a friend or colleague.

The 11th SIGLOC-online: NPS 64.3



We conducted a questionnaire with the students who participated in this SIGLOC-online.
Please see the summary of the questionnaire results below.


The 11th SIGLOC-online Feedback Questionnaire Result

The 11th SIGLOC-online Pre&Post Self-Evaluation Results


Through the COIL-type of education by working collaboratively with overseas students on the same social issues, students can gain awareness and learning that are different from the program provided locally.

We, the COIL Promotion Office of Osaka Metropolitan University, will continue and put more effort into developing even better educational programs.


Nationality of completed students
Macau (2), Malaysia (4), Philippines (18), Russia (1), Taiwan (1), United Arab Emirates (1), Zambia (1)