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Internationalization Through Technology

December 30, 1899


Using virtual exchange, collaborative online international learning (COIL), and similar methods to internationalize teaching and learning in higher education

ACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) advocates in favor of cost-effective and accessible uses of technology that advance global learning, intercultural s​​​kills, and cross-border collaboration for greater numbers of postsecondary students. 

​​Below are programs and resources offered by CIGE​ and other institutions to support this emerging field. ​

Expanding U.S.-Japan higher education ties through COIL

A two-day professional development seminar for leadership teamsinterested in establishing COIL programs on their campuses.

Internationalization Through Technology Awards Program
An awards program that recognized, supported, and promoted the use of technology to enhance institutional internationalization and global competence among students at U.S. colleges and universities.  ​


ACE Resources


Bringing the World into the Classroom

This 2010 award program recognized the innovative use of technology in the classroom to promote internationalization.

"Collaborative Online Learning and Internationalizing Teaching: The COIL Method and How to Apply It" by Megan Gibbons and Alicia Laspra (in Spanish)​​



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This group is for those interested in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and virtual exchange in high​​er education. The purpose of the group is to share lessons and resources, and to network with peers across the United States and worldwide.​

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