As we have seen during the pandemic, online learning has many benefits including flexibility, independence, autonomy over your own learning, and increased ability to participate in a variety of multimodal ways.
The online learning environment is of particular importance to COIL. Due to the collaborative possibilities of the Internet, learners from across the world are able to work together on innovative projects.
Being patient and planning communication with the partners is one of the important factors in intercultural communications. Do not expect immediate responses to emails/requests, especially if you are working across different time zones. Therefore, planning is important to avoid the last-minute rush.
Coordinate appropriate working times with your COIL peers using the World Clock Meeting Planner.