Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) facilitates virtual collaborations between faculty and students from different national and cultural spaces.​

COIL is a global learning initiative supported by Academic Affairs and Center for Teaching and Learning at LaGuardia Community College. Modeled after SUNY COIL, it is a teaching method that facilitates students’ global awareness, cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication through interactive online practices. COIL faculty in any discipline can connect their courses with courses abroad using digital tools, such as video chat and web blogs. Since the program’s inception at LaGuardia in Fall 2016, over 70 courses have benefited from COIL projects with colleges and universities in France, Russia, Nicaragua, Morocco,  Palestine, Jordan, Chile, Dominica, South Africa, Colombia, French Guiana, India, Mexico, Montenegro, Brazil, Japan, Egypt, and Cyprus. 

LaGuardia COIL Fast Facts

5 continents; 22 countries; 35 international partner institutions; 103 courses; and 42 faculty

COIL Leadership

Olga Aksakalova, Coordinator and College-wide COIL Committee Co-Chair (English)
Anita Baksh, College-wide COIL Committee Co-Chair (English)
Pablo Avila, Instructional Design Lead (The Center for Teaching and Learning)

College-wide COIL Committee

Nancy Bandiera (Humanities)
Nana Osei Bonsu (Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science)
Tuli Chatterji (English)
Thomas Cleary (Library)
Milena Cuellar (Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science)
Arianne Fernandez (Humanities)
Isaac Fowler (Student Affairs)
Ed Goodman (Business & Technology)
Tomo Imamichi (Social Sciences)
Marta Kowalczyk (Natural Sciences)
Lucy McNair (English)
Arthur Paul O’Keeffe (Humanities/Industrial Design)
Maria Savva (Education & Language Acquisition)
Javier Serna (Business & Technology)
Olivera Stankovic (Humanities)
Kyoko Toyama (College Discovery Program & Education & Language Acquisition)