Academic Connections Worldwide

2016 COIL Training Workshop

Implementing Project-Based International Collaboration
Within Your Course or Program


Friday, October 28, 2016 |9 am - 5 pm

Discovery Hall | University of Washington Bothell

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), also known as virtual exchange or globally networked learning, is an innovative pedagogy that can deepen the global engagement of students locally, utilizing technology to link university classes in different countries. Using various online tools, students complete shared assignments and projects, with faculty members from each country co-teaching and managing coursework. To see examples of COIL courses in the works across the UW curriculum please visit the UW COIL Initiative website.

Workshop Details

During this intensive hands-on workshop, instructors, learning technologists and international program administrators will develop COIL components to be implemented into their courses or programs.

Participants will:

  • become familiar with the key components of COIL and the variety of ways the pedagogy can be implemented;
  • practice using specific technology tools as a teacher and learner;
  • develop a draft plan for embedding a COIL module into their course or program.

No prior experience or international connections are required. Participants are invited to bring a syllabus or a program description to work on.

Registration Information

Registration is now open! The price includes conference materials and programming, parking, continental breakfast and lunch.

Early registration, through Wednesday, October 5: $100 - with tax and Eventbrite service fee $106.49
Regular registration, October 6 through Friday, October 28: $125  - with tax and Eventbrite service fee $132.87

Sponsored registration is available from the following schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • UW Seattle Jackson School of International Studies
  • UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • UW Bothell School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • UW Tacoma

Faculty from sponsored schools that are interested in attending this event, please contact Anna Jansen to receive a special discount code, or (425) 352 - 3667.

Local Accommodation

Out-of-town guests may choose to stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson. The hotel, located at 19333 North Creek Parkway in Bothell, is within walking distance to campus. A free local shuttle is also available. To book with Country Inn & Suites By Carlson:

1)   Call Toll-free at 800-456-4000, specify Bothell WA and reference University of Washington rate.

2)    Online at, select arrival and departure dates, click on more search options, then type in the code 21104.

The University of Washington rate is $114.00 plus 12.4% tax and includes a full breakfast buffet.

Global Initiatives home page

Contact Us

Global Initiatives
Natalia Dyba, Director


Event Coordinator
Anna Jansen


Register for COIL Training Workshop here!

Reading Materials

"Virtual Study Abroad" by Alexandra Vollman. INSIGHT Into Diversity, June 2015. *** Article features UW Bothell students and staff! ***


"Teaching with Tech Across Borders" by Elizabeth Redden. Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2014.


"New Windows on the World" by Christopher Connell. NAFSA International Educator, May/June 2014.