JSEE Annual Conference International Session Proceedings
Online ISSN : 2424-1466
Print ISSN : 2189-8936
ISSN-L : 2189-8936
2017 JSEE Annual Conference
Session ID : W-06
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International Session
W-06 M-Skype as a COIL program; Collaborative Online International Learning
*Kumiko MORIMURAYolanda Alberto HERNANDEZZilu LIANG
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M-Skype is an online collaboration with MIT and the University of Tokyo, where the students talk on an internet telephone and teach each other their language and culture. The program was started in 2009 and more than 140 students on our side have studied English and American culture in this program since then. COIL is a Collaborative Online International Learning in which American Center for Education is involved and trying to connect American universities to the universities in the overseas countries, especially in Japan. To make M-Skype one of the COIL programs, the author attended the leadership academy of COIL which was held in Washington D.C. in April, 2017. Many universities in the US expect to have some international partners to do some collaborative works, however, many obstacles lie in the way. How to remove those obstacles and have an effective learning outcome were discussed in the academy.

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