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Kursplanung und-gestaltung


The handbooks of the SUNY COIL Network and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota contain detailed information on initiating, aligning, and designing COIL courses in a compact format. Key information can also be found again on our website.

COIL SUNY Guide for Course Development (2016)

COIL Workbook University of Minnesota (2016)

Didactic suggestions

UNICollaboration provides a database for tasks and activities in COIL/Virtual Exchange courses. Here you will find examples that can serve as suggestions and adaptation for your own courses.


Checklists for the key stages of a COIL teaching project will soon be available here.


Training on the design and delivery of Virtual Exchange courses

EVOLVE (Evidence-Validated Online Learning through Virtual Exchange) was a project funded by Erasmus+ / the European Union to establish Virtual Exchange (VE) as an innovative form of collaborative international learning across disciplines in higher education institutions in Europe and beyond. Within the framework of the project, a training course for the design and implementation of Virtual Exchange courses was created, which will continue to be available to interested parties as an Open Educational Resource (OER) even after the end of the project.

Co-Laboratory Training in Virtual Exchange

Netzwerke und Organisationen


UNICollaboration is a cross-disciplinary professional organization for telecollaboration and virtual exchange in higher education funded by the EU Erasmus + program. Its objectives include promoting the development and integration of research and practice in telecollaboration and virtual exchange in all disciplines and subject areas of higher education.

On the website you will find information relevant to the area of Virtual Exchange such as.

  • implemented practical examples,
  • an extensive database of assignments for VE/COIL courses,
  • a collaboratively maintained bibliography,
  • training resources

Global topics for global learning

University Global Coalition - Higher education for a sustainable future

The idea behind the University Global Coalition is to form a global platform of universities and other higher education organizations working together and in partnership with the United Nations (through UNITAR), SDSN and other relevant organizations to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) locally and globally through their education, research and service missions.

Visit the website for information and resources (videos, blog, news) on sustainable development and SDGs.