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COIL Course Example : Kansai University and SPC, UHH, UP

COIL Course Example 



This is an example of a standard COIL project representing a 5-6 week collaboration that might be suitable for those instructors and educators that have established a partner relationship prior to commencement of course delivery. In the fall semester, Kansai University, KU, conducted a COIL project with our partner universities: San Pedro College, SPC, (Philippines), University of Hawaii Hilo, UHH, (USA), and University of the Philippines, UP, Mindanao. 


During six-week collaborative course, we designed a course Global Business Innovation Network. The general objective of the collaboration is to immerse in diverse cultural value and exchange ideas. Also, it aims to provide students a global perspective on on Investment and Business Innovation Network Development (Cyber CANOE).


The participants who joined this course included 24 students (Special Topics in Financial Management course) from SPC, 23 students (Real Estate Management course) from UHH, 10 students (Technopreneurship course) from UP, and 30 students (Marketing in Japan course) from KU. In addition, there were 10 exchange students at KU from many nations such as Korea, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, and Laos. 


Due to significant time difference, this course consisted of two synchronous meetings and four asynchronous ones. The synchronous sessions were held in the week two, as the kick-off meeting, and in the last week for wrapping up session and awarding night. Meanwhile, the asynchronous meetings were done independently by students using ImmerseU as deliverables. 


1 week
All participants including students and faculty members used ImmerseU as deliverable to interact and discuss.

project collaboration
5 weeks
Students were mixed in a group of five to six and assigned to make a ten-minute presentation. The media for presenting the result then is shown on padlet.


Before the wrapped-up session, all participants watched the presentation and rank them.






Image: ImmerseU Platform


On week one, students were grouped randomly and met their peers through ImmerseU platforms. Then, they must upload a short introduction video about who they are, what they study, and why they are interested in the collaboration. 


At the kick of meeting on the second week, we conduct sessions with communities with the goal to integrate the UN SDGs of the community and the network project. There are some communities who were invited and delivered speeches about Ecoversity (Hawaii); (2) Davao Pacific Impact (Davao City), Sureplus (Davao City), Coffee for Peace (Davao City).



Project Collaboration


Image: Padlet app


To encourage students, participate and engage with international peers, they were asked to make a 10-minute presentation. It can be in any forms such as videos, virtual presentation, or performance. The topic of the presentation reflects participants’ ideas after attending several sessions about start-ups, indigenous people (IP), and sustainability. The project contained identification of the problem of IP in Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines and how they might contribute on the development of start-ups business. To emphasize the arguments, they were asked to incorporate the problem identified with UN SDGs and propose solutions.





All the presentations were then uploaded to padlet by students so all participants could watch and enjoy the video. After all participants submitted their items, we rated the best presentation to receive top three performers. Finally, team 1 won the award. Please click the link to see their awesome presentation. 


Although there were significant time differences, all participating members were satisfied with this collaboration. Hopefully, we can hold another project this year too with more partners.



Summary of Key Elements


Special Topics in Financial Management (San Pedro College, Philippines), Real Estate Management (University of Hawaii Hilo, USA), Technopreneurship (University of the Philippines), Marketing in Japan (KU)

COIL Type Standard COIL (5-6 weeks)
COIL Rationale Cultural immersion and exchange. Global perspective on Investment and Business Innovation Netowrk Development (Cyber CANOE)
Students 70-80 undergraduate students
Collaborative Tasks Introduction videos

Students’ discussion on indigenous people, start-ups, and UN SDGs

Group project

Key Tools
  • ImmerseU (for sharing topics, materials, and information)
  • Padlet (for submitting the presentation)
  • Zoom (for synchronous meetings)
  • Google Forms (for rating the video)
  • Other social media such as Instagram, Whatsapp, or LINE (for independent group discussion)