introducing ecotypes coil: two student learning modules for 2022-23

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James Proctor

Aug 2, 2022, 11:57:52 AM8/2/22
Dear colleagues, I'm happy to announce a new set of two interactive, self-guided student learning modules available for your use in 2022-23 courses. The modules are part of our EcoTypes COIL, or collaborative online international learning resource.

Here is an overview of the EcoTypes COIL and two COIL modules. (And feel free to consult the Instructor FAQ for general information.)

Do get in touch with me via email or our EcoTypes contact form if you are interested in participating this coming year, or if any questions.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!



James Proctor

Aug 15, 2022, 11:23:45 AM8/15/22
Dear all, if you're like me you may've postponed acting on the below email from early August...we all want to stretch out our summers! 

But now is a good time to consider adding these self-guided EcoTypes COIL modules to your classes in fall. Here and here are overviews, and here is the nitty gritty if you'd like to see all instructor details. 

A few reasons to consider adding these COIL modules to your courses:
  1. They are entirely free and self-paced. I designed these modules after listening to dozens of instructors and hundreds of students, to help make the EcoTypes learning experience deeper, more understandable, and more enjoyable.
  2. They build on the EcoTypes survey and new reflection form. Since 2017 the EcoTypes survey has been completed over 8000 times!...but in our experience, the customized survey report can be overwhelming. There is a module (Understanding Your EcoType) designed specifically to help students process the survey, and another (Navigating Difference) building on the followup reflection form, addressing the opportunity and challenge of diverse ways of approaching environmental issues.
  3. They offer opportunities for interaction across institutions, regions, and countries. One good way for our students to experience diverse ways of approaching environmental issues is to engage with students from other institutions, and this is the whole point of a COIL (collaborative online international learning) resource. I will help coordinate connections across campuses in fall, and provide simple training in use of a dedicated forum we'll use. 
Okay, thank you again for your consideration, and be in touch if you wish to test out the modules and/or participate in fall.

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