COIL & Virtual Exchange
Here’s a list for you of common problems that you may encounter during your COIL course and how you can overcome them.
We know how hard it is to get over the nervousness that comes with teaching a COIL course. What if you forget something important? What if you mess up your lesson plan while using a computer or a tablet? The digital setting makes it even harder for teachers to adjust to the new class environment.
Well, fret not! We got you covered. Here’s a list for you of common problems that you may encounter during your COIL course and how you can overcome them.
As digital tools and online learning platforms become more popular, millions of instructors around the world experience the same problem: poor quality web streaming and unreliable Internet connections. This might make online discussions difficult to handle especially in an online international setting. Here are some alternatives to live discussions:
To build intercultural competency, educators must acknowledge and understand the unique needs of their varied students. It can be quite challenging as you will be dealing with a lot of people from different cultures during your COIL course, but it won’t be that hard if you keep an open mind.
Here’s how you can promote cultural awareness and inclusivity among your students and colleagues:
Working online has its perks. You may get to work from home in your own personal space, but it can be difficult to manage your time efficiently. This is why it is important to make a schedule to avoid poor time management and inefficiency, but how can you build a proper schedule that works for everyone involved in your COIL course?
Do these sound like a lot to handle?
Then you’ll be relieved to hear that we’ve solved many of these issues with ImmerseU. With our collaborative and easy-to-use tools, you’ll be an internationally competent instructor in no time. Start your COIL journey with us today!
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By Suzanne Orzech, Chief Marketing Officer of Class2Class™
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