COIL and Virtual Exchange

What is COIL?

COIL stands for Collaborative Online International Learning and is a special form of virtual exchange.

It refers to collaborative international teaching and learning formats and enables intercultural experiences for teachers and students by digital means or in a blended learning format. The focus is on joint project work by students in an international environment.

What is COIL and how do I benefit from it?


Heilbronn University is expanding its international collaborative learning formats.

Today you can work on a case study together with fellow students from a US university, tomorrow you can take a statistics course with students from an Israeli university. - The world is now moving even closer together at HHN. The promotion of internationalisation and digitalisation goes hand in hand: it has never been easier or more natural to make new contacts digitally, especially international contacts, and to learn across national borders.

Memberships and cooperations

Within the framework of the HHN-IDEAL project, the university was able to realise the following memberships and partnerships in the fields of Virtual Exchanges and Collaborative Online International Learning:

COIL and Virtual Exchange projects at HHN

COIL/VE-Projects @ HHN
Laila Fischer

What I actually liked best about the COIL course is that although it is virtual, you still have a very personal exchange.

Laila Fischer
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HHN COIL Community

Looking for COIL partners, Virtual Exchange news/information and COIL events?

ILIAS group for university members
HHN COIL Community


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