Dennis Magbanua, FSC, Ph.D., Leonor Cremayer, M.A., and Rogelio dela Cruz, Jr., M.A.


This study sought to determine the perceptions of seventeen pre-service teachers from two Lasallian universities who participated in the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Program regarding the development of their collaborative learning skills or telecollaboration, skills in using online technology or digital literacy, skills in cross-cultural learning and global competence. A sequential mixed-method approach was adopted using an online questionnaire and a focus group discussion. Analysis of the mean was performed on collected data from the online questionnaire, while qualitative data were transcribed, coded, and categorized to extract themes. The results show that, even in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic, the COIL Program was an effective medium of virtual interchange for developing diverse abilities among students

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Developing a Global Competence among Pre-Service Teachers in a Bilingual Class through the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Program


collaborative online international learning, global competence, virtual exchange, pandemic, digital literacy

About the Authors

Brother Dennis Magbanua, who earned a doctorate in educational management at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, teaches educational technology at De La Salle University in Manila.

Leonor Cremayer, who earned a master’s degree in higher education, teaches media communication in education at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City.

Rogelio dela Cruz, Jr., who earned a master’s degree in learning and teaching at De La Salle University, teaches at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde in Manila.

ISSN: 2151-2515
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