I’ve just finished attending the 10th Anniversary COIL Conference for the first time. It made me very curious about the literature.
Several COIL leaders suggested that COIL needs a journal. Ethnographic research is needed for this type of activity, and right now the publications on this topic are in a variety of locations. The language exchanges are published in language journals; administrators publish in the international education journals. The educational technology / online learning journals / schools of education aren’t so interested in this type of work, and less likely to publish COIL related articles.
So, I decided to do a little hunting – a quick search. Here’s what I’ve found so far.
Ok, I know YouTube isn’t literature, but there’s a nice collection of videos that could be shown to faculty to raise awareness of COIL. The student voices ones in particular would be great for inspiring faculty.
- “collaborative online international learning“
- collaborative online international learning
- collaborative online intercultural learning
- virtual exchange has too many other articles about trade & financial exchanges
- globally networked learning
- globally networked learning environment
- What other keywords would you add?
It was clear from the conference that there are some key players in this field:
- Doreen Starke-Meyerring – Monday morning keynote. Her work on GoogleScholar. Publication list on her institution website.
- Sarah Guth – a search of her work on Google Scholar and her ResearchGate profile
- Melanie Wilson – who wrote the COIL Faculty Guide – and now works at Soliya. Her dissertation.
- Who else would you add?
Faculty at the conference expressed concern on the lack of a consistent term to connect the research together. What and who did I miss? What would you add?