COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) professional development online workshop

Between 7 and 21 May the URV in collaboration with the University of Minnesota will organize the first online training for lecturers on COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning).

Target group:
For academics
Pilot domain:

Hosted by the URV in the framework of Work Package 8 – Task Team 8.3: Building awareness and Task Team 8.2: Internationalisation at Home, in collaboration with the associate partner of Aurora, University of Minnesota and with the aim to reach all lecturers of the Alliance, this professional development workshop is designed to prepare and improve your COIL practice – whether you’re a professor planning your first COIL Collaboration or an experienced COIL instructor looking to improve.

COIL opens a world of possibilities for active, applied, collaborative activities that interest and motivate students while invigorating your teaching practice. Making good design choices for your COIL Collaboration takes careful consideration and an open mind. Preparing students to work with peers in another country online can enrich the experience and help ensure its success. 

The online training addresses how to design a COIL activity, which are the basic elements of it, how to support students’ intercultural skills online, considerations for finding and maintaining a strong relationship with your COIL teaching partner, how to use reflection activities or how to create and assess the intended learning outcomes of a COIL activity.

The programme includes 3 synchronous sessions: 7, 14, 21 May 2024 (15:00 to 16:30h CET) and asynchronous forums and discussion. It is very hands-on and practical oriented and will include materials that you can afterwards use for your COIL practice.

Applying is simple! Please fill in this form (until 30th April) with general information of the course you could COIL with:


Places are limited, do not miss your seat!

If you have any question, please contact Marina Vives (