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IIGE Training Series - Fall 2020 "Moving Forward" Register NOW!


IIGE Training Series - Fall 2020

Moving Forward: Shaping the New Reality of Online International Education




Educators and policy-makers around the world are called to action when COVID-19 first broke out early this year. They were handed possibly the most challenging task: to keep education going whilst keeping everyone safe. Classes were moved online, mobility programs were canceled/postponed as the world navigated the unknown. 


We are now moving to the new academic term. Some institutions gradually started to open their campuses and made available for students for their campus lives. Some schools in Japan have begun offering classes in hyflex format (i.e., partially face to face and partially remotely taught), some remained to offer their classes 100% online.


As the world navigates the unknown in the midst of the global pandemic, some institutions have gradually begun to open their campuses back up to students. Things are seemingly returning to "normal," albeit cautiously and in small increments. However, the hard truth is that our work as educators is far from done.


It is perhaps time for all of us to carefully consider how the global pandemic has altered the landscape of international education. What strategies and policies will help us move forward to bring enriched international education to our students? How can our understanding of COIL/VE help shape the new reality of the world of international education?


In this online training and lecture series, IIGE is facilitating:

(i) a global dialogue on the "new normal" of international education: online international education

(ii) training on the instructional design of online class formatting, and Educational Technology for online international education.



Who should attend

IIGE invites all educators across disciplines and policy-makers from members of the Japan COIL Association and IIGE Global Network. (Some webinars will be open to non-members.)


Conference platform: Zoom 


Participation fee: Free




*Workshops are open exclusively to JPN-COIL Association/IIGE Network members



Inquiries: Please contact IIGE ( with the subject line “IIGE Training Series”. 






Schedule/Details (Date/time is in Japan Standard Time)




  1. Topical Discussion: Online International Education “Changing International Education with COVID-19”

November 27, 2020 (Fri) 14:00-16:00 (JST)

Instructor: Dr. Hiroshi Ota (Hitotsubashi University)

Platform: Zoom

Language: Japanese

Description: The internationalization of universities and international education have progressed by expanding the international mobility of students in a quantitative way. However, the spread of COVID-19 has largely put a halt to the exchanges that involve physical cross-border travel, and new measures and practices that utilize online are being attempted around the world. This webinar will explore a new approach to international education that goes beyond the emergency response to the coronavirus outbreak.



Workshop*: Instructional Design “Instructional Design for COIL/VE” 

December 12 & 19, 2020 (Sat) 10:00-12:00 (2-day workshop)*(JST)

*Please make sure you are able to attend both days.


Instructors: Dr. Shigeki Tsuzuku & Dr. Naoshi Hiraoka (Kumamoto University)

Language: Japanese

Platform: Zoom & ImmerseU**

Who should attend: Faculty/educator who is already doing/planning on doing COIL

Capacity: 20

**an LMS developed specifically for COIL courses



*PLEASE NOTE, this workshop is open ONLY to educators who are currently teaching a COIL course, or are planning a COIL collaboration.





  1. Workshop*: Intercultural Competence and COIL “Understanding Intercultural Competence Development”

Instructor: Dr. Darla Deardorff (AIEA)

January 8, 2021 (Fri) 9:30-11:30 (JST)

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

Capacity: 20



  1. Topical Discussion: International Education in the Next Phase “International Education Leadership in a Time of Upheaval and Crisis”

Instructor: Dr. Harvey Charles (University of Albany, SUNY)

February 12, 2021 (Fri) 9:30-11:30(JST)

Language: English and Japanese 

Platform: Zoom





  1. Workshop*: Educational Technology for COIL/VE “COIL/VE with Flipgrid”

Instructor: Elvita Wiasih (IIGE, Kansai University)

March 6, 2021 10:00-11:30 (JST)

Language: Japanese and English

Capacity: 20

Description: This workshop provides all the information you need to get started using Flipgrid (a free short video-based app) for your COIL/VE project.

*This workshop has been closed because the number of registrants has reached the limit.  



*PLEASE NOTE that workshops are open exclusively to JPN-COIL Association/IIGE Network members.