In Fall of 2016, Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic was invited to participate in the "2nd Annual Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fellows Program" sponsored by WVHEPC. COIL is an emerging field of collaborative online international learning and a teaching and learning methodology that fosters exchange between faculty and students with peers abroad through Internet-based communication tools. It includes a model for developing a co-taught multi-cultural online learning environment that emphasizes experiential collaborative learning between students in two or more countries. COIL courses are taught in blended formats with face-to-face sessions at both schools, while collaborative student work takes place online. Howard-Bostic was trained to implement online courses with an international partner during a six-week online COIL course.
Mellon Foundation/COPLAC Digital History Grant
In Fall of 2016, Dr. Howard-Bostic was nominated to develop and co-teach a COPLACDigital/Mellon Foundation course. "READ THE OVERVIEW" of the "Digital History and Community Engagement" course. In the Fall of 2018, Howard-Bostic will co-teach the course with Tina Holmes-Davis, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Georgia College. The synchronous online course will be offered in multiple states to student pairs who are enrolled at COPLAC institutions.