For many years, the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) has been involved in Virtual Exchange (VE), Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), and other forms of virtual learning through various research, educational, service, and grant-based initiatives.1

  • COIL Consultation and Collaboration. We use a consultancy model and collaborative approach that defers to the expertise and interests of faculty in order to provide VE / COIL training, support, and assessment in an efficient and responsive manner.

  • COIL Evaluation and Facilitation. As part of this process, we offer depth-based, comprehensive, and ecologically valid evaluation and facilitation of COIL that is consistent with guiding principles and best practices of applied assessment research. For example, through the COIL BEVI Project and COIL BEVI Project Research Plan, we engage in state-of-the art research, teaching, curricular / program design, evaluation, and professional development.

  • COIL Opportunities for IBAVI Global Universities. The international consortium of universities that is part of IBAVI Global is eligible for VE / COIL training and support at no cost to their faculty, students, staff, and administrators. Such engagement also provides full access to the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) as well as its AI (artificial intelligence) and VR (virtual reality) reporting and engagement systems.

  • Indicate Your IBAVI COIL Interests and Goals. The IBAVI may be able to support your COIL development, implementation, and evaluation goals whether or not you are a member of an IBAVI Global university. If you are interested in learning more and/or participating in an IBAVI COIL experience, please complete the brief IBAVI COIL Interest Form via this link: https://forms.gle/UBb4P4D7KwULjTv5A. We will then be in touch to learn more about your IBAVI COIL interests and goals.

COIL offers a profound opportunity to bring the power of international, multicultural, and transformative education home to faculty and students in an inclusive and low-cost manner, and the IBAVI looks forward to working with you to achieve your learning, growth, and development goals.

1 For a sampling of the IBAVI’s VE / COIL and virtual learning activities, please see the following links: https://thebevi.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/APAIE-COIL-BEVI-Project-PowerPoint-Presentation.pdf; https://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Kokusai/IIGE/resources/BEVI-COIL.php; https://www.acenet.edu/Programs-Services/Pages/Communities/US-Japan-COIL-Initiative.aspx; https://www.aacu.org/event/2023-institute-on-virtual-exchange-collaborative-online-international-learning.

Thank you for your interest in IBAVI COIL!