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The Compostela Group of Universities launches the second call of the free training on virtual exchanges based on the COIL model, which will run from 28 June to 9 August 2021.  

The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) renews its commitment to provide training to the teaching staff of its member institutions through the launch of the second call of the free course on virtual exchanges based on the COIL model. This teacher training and educational innovation course will be conducted from 28 June to 9 August 2021 in an asynchronous modality, using the Moodle platform of the University La Salle Mexico.

Throughout the training, participants will learn how to design an intercultural collaborative strategy with trainer Olga Patricia Meza Morón from University La Salle Mexico. A professional with a long career in the area of telecollaboration who has trained more than 600 university teachers last year.

Before starting, they will be assigned a training partner with a similar academic profile, based on the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) defined by UNESCO. This designation will also be established taking into account the data provided in the registration form. For this reason, information about the preferred working language for the project, the home university or the programme and subjects taught is requested in it, among other things.

Teaching staff from the CGU member universities interested in taking part in the training have until 5 June 2021 to register using the electronic form available on the page of the Programme for the Development of Virtual Exchanges VE-COIL.

In the first edition, 222 professors from 22 CGU member universities from six different countries completed the training. Specifically, teaching staff from the universities of Masaryk, Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Anáhuac Xalapa, Autonomous of Chihuahua, Burgos, La Laguna, Lima, Leon, Oviedo, Piura, Seville, ESAN, La Salle Mexico, National Mayor de San Marcos, Basque Country, Peruvian of Applied Sciences, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro participated.

Collaboration with University La Salle Mexico 

The Compostela Group of Universities and University La Salle Mexico will cooperate throughout this year to offer free training related to the COIL model to teachers and professors of both institutions.