KU-COIL Support KU-COILサポート

The KU-COIL teams exists to support Kansai University staff in learning about and utilizing the skills and resources needed to introduce COIL teaching techniques into their courses. Whether you wish to enhance your knowledge of eLearning, introduce a small element of international exchange to classes, or participate in a full COIL exchange, we can help show you how to do so in clear and easy to follow steps.



The KU-COIL team can show you how you can enhance or internationalize your courses by establishing connections to students and teachers in other countries. For those new to COIL-style teaching, as well as those wishing to improve their skills in the field, we offer guidance and support in a variety of areas:

■Introduction to COIL COILの導入について

The first step is to develop an understanding of what COIL is, the benefits it can have for your class, and how it is carried out. Our staff will arrange an explanatory session to show you the basic principles of COIL and how it can be used to enhance your classes and teaching skills.

■Finding Partners パートナーについて

Next we will help find a suitable international partner that matches your needs in terms of course content, time schedule, class size, language ability or any other factors you feel are important to a good partnership. We will arrange an introduction between you and any potential partners and act as intermediaries to help maintain effective communication throughout your COIL interaction.

■Structuring Courses コースの計画について

Once you have an idea of the type of partner you will be interacting with we can work with you to help design an effective COIL element for your course. This can be as small, or large, as you desire and incorporate whatever tools and technology you feel are necessary or useful in increasing the educational. Our staff will help arrange the interactive components of the course and match them with your partner to ensure your schedules overlap effectively. We can show you how to make the best use of the collaborative experience to make sure both you and your students get valuable and tangible benefits from the experience.

■Using Technology テクノロジーの活用について

Many teachers see the use of technology in the class as a difficult skill to acquire. However, educational technology is becoming both more and more common, and also easier to use than ever before. From file-sharing systems like Google Drive, to Social Network services like LINE, everyday applications, as well as more specialized educational tools, can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your lessons and are an important part of conducting a COIL exchange. Our staff will show you how to use the software tools that are best suited to your level of experience and comfort, as well as the needs of your particular class.
教室でテクノロジーを活用することが難しいと考える方は多いかもしれませんが、教育に用いるテクノロジーは日々進化しており、誰もが使えるようになってきています。Google Driveのようなファイル共有からLINEのようなソーシャルネットワークも活用することで、学生がより身近なツールを用いて海外とつながることができます。これは、COIL授業の大切なコンセプトの1つと言えるでしょう。KU-COILチームは、情報機器運用能力、COIL授業の要望に応じて、ツールの活用方法を提案させていただきます。

■Implementing COIL Sessions COIL授業実施について

During the actual classes in which you engage in COIL activities our staff can make themselves available to you to help set-up and organize any tools that are required as well as guide you in a step-by-step fashion through your first COIL exchanges.

■Follow-up Activities & Support COIL授業実施後のフォローアップとサポートについて

The KU-COIL team are also available once COIL activities have been completed to help you with any follow-up activities you might require. Whether this is conducting surveys on student satisfaction, assessing and evaluating student performance.

Whether you are new to COIL or have had prior experience, the KU-COIL support team will help you to design your COIL course, find a suitable COIL partner, and respond to any technical requests you might have during the entirety of your COIL participation.


Our team KU-COILチーム

Keiko IKEDA 池田佳子

Keiko IKEDA 池田佳子

Professor and Vice-Director, Center of International Education at Kansai University and KU Coordinator for Global Network for COIL, State University of New York.

Ph.D. from University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, conversation analysis. Her research areas include (1) ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, and multimodal analysis of various social interactions such as political communication, human robot interaction, ICT enhanced classrooms, and (2) International Education (particularly Internationalization at Home).

Don BYSOUTH ドン・バイサウス

Don BYSOUTH ドン・バイサウス

Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University

PhD from Murdoch University in Australia, specializing in Psychology
Don holds a PhD in Psychology from Murdoch University, Australia. His research has explored a range of social psychological themes and topics with a common focus on analyzing human social interaction. Don has worked at universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Japan with extensive experience in developing, implementing, and assessing university level programs delivered at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His current work seeks to further develop and promote a range of COIL related activities in Japan and internationally.

Oliver BELARGA ベラルガ・オリバー

Oliver BELARGA ベラルガ・オリバー

Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University

Ph.D from Osaka University in Japan, specializing in Human Sciences
He specializes in disaster and public health education. He acquired his doctorate degree from Osaka University. Prior to his education in Japan, he worked as a university instructor as well as a human resources officer for an IT company in Asia. He is an international development professional with multicultural and developing country experiences. He is currently engaged in promoting international education as a core value of the university.

Shoko NAGATA 永田祥子

Shoko NAGATA 永田 祥子

Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University

Ph.D. in Education from Hiroshima University, specializing in International Education and Cross-Cultural Education
Professor Shoko Nagata is a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor in the Division of Educational Promotion and Development and Division of International Affairs at Kansai University, Japan. She received a Ph.D. in Education from Hiroshima University and her research focuses on International Education and Cross-Cultural Education. During her years in Kansai University, she has collaborated using COIL with Fashion Institute of Technology (U.S.), Tianjin Normal University (China) and FATEC (Brazil). In the COIL project, students of engaged using ICT tools to communicate and finish assignments together. The interaction between students helps to improve not only language skills but help students develop intercultural understanding.

Elvita Wiasih エルヴィタ・ウィアシー

Elvita Wiasih エルヴィタ・ウィアシー

Assistant Coordinator to KU Coordinator for Global Network for COIL, State University of New York

M.A. from Nagoya University specializing in Japanese linguistics, second language acquisition, teaching Japanese as foreign language. Prior to pursuing her study in Japan she taught Japanese at University of Al Azhar Indonesia. Her area of interests is computer assisted language learning, technology enhanced learning, intercultural communication, and foreign language education.

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If you have any further questions or enquiries regarding COIL activities at Kansai University or the KU-COIL support services, please get in touch with us directly:

Phone: 06-6368-1950   Fax: 06-6368-3027

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