Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in Teaching-Learning: Bridging the Student Mobility Gap in Internationalization of Higher Education.

  • Vijay Prakash Misra, Sonica Rautela, Adya Sharma, Punit Mishra


Movement of individuals and knowledge across boundaries is usually one of the parameters for the Internationalization of education. This has a huge limitation for a country like India where traveling abroad is a still privilege of people with strong social and economic background. Hence mobility is not an option if the Internationalization of education has to reach masses in India. The paper explores COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) as a method for internationalization of education for all. The paper is shares insight into the collaborative teaching experience between two faculties; one in India and the other in the United States. To the best of the knowledge of researchers this is the first paper regarding COIL from India. The paper is an attempt to bring forth how COIL can provide students with a unique opportunity to interact and work together virtually. The economic model of COIL provides a platform for countries like India to provide a good learning experience to students. Going forward COIL can be an innovative, economical, and useful way of Internationalization.