Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Faculty Survey

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Faculty Survey

The Global Engagement Office (GEO) is excited to support Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in collaboration with partner institutions and Jesuit higher ed networks abroad. We recognize that some Creighton faculty are experienced in COIL pedagogies, and we appreciate your participation in this survey as we take inventory of past, current, and possible future COIL projects.

COIL Project Survey

Thank you for your feedback, and please keep a look out for future COIL resources in early 2021!

What is COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning)?

COIL is a methodology that uses digital platforms to connect a Creighton classroom with a classroom at a partner institution abroad.   Through online collaboration and instruction, faculty from two or more institutions are able to facilitate meaningful dialogue and project-oriented exchanges that prepare students to be women and men for and with others in a diverse, complex world.

Collaborative.  COIL courses connect colleagues and peer students across borders to cooperate, learn from one another, and integrate intentional global dimensions into home classroom learning.

Online.  COIL relies on existing technologies to facilitate faculty interaction, instruction, and student-to-student communication and teamwork.  Internet-connected communication platforms create avenues for digital dialogue in which teaching, dialogue, and project work can be conducted either synchronously or asynchronously.

International.  COIL courses are intentionally global, building community to create global awareness as students are exposed to diverse perspectives.  COIL projects foster dialogue and create space for joint work solving a mutual problem through peer-to-peer cross-cultural collaboration.

Learning.  Students from academic institutions in different countries participate in the entire course or course unit facilitated by faculty who have collaborated to co-create, co-instruct, and co-manage the virtual classroom space.  A mutual interest in a common subject opens academic opportunities that are multidisciplinary or cross-disciplinary, and students engage in interactive, problem-solving projects with their global peers.

Questions? Please contact Krista Cupich Wingender, Global Programs Coordinator, at