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The Compostela Group of Universities provides free training on virtual exchanges based on the COIL model to the teaching staff of its member institutions through an online course, to be taught from 22 February to 5 April 2021.  

The commitment of the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) to the growth of the Programme for the Development of Virtual Exchanges VE-COIL continues with the launch today of the first call of the Training and Teaching Innovation Course on Virtual Exchange based on the COIL model. This training course, aimed at university teachers and professors from the CGU member universities, will take place online from 22 February to 5 April 2021, through the Moodle platform.

During the six-week course, participants will learn how to design an intercultural collaborative strategy with the 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.

University teachers and professors from CGU member universities interested in taking part in the training have until 31 January 2021 to register using the electronic form available on the page of the Programme for the Development of Virtual Exchanges VE-COIL.

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.