Building Flexible Instructional Design Infrastructure for VE/COIL

Perspectives and Transferable Best Practices

May 2, 2024

This webinar will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET | 16:00 CEST | 23:00 JT

Instructional design in Virtual Exchange and Collaborative Online International Learning (VE/COIL) extends beyond technology selection. Institutional structures for disseminating and supporting pedagogical best practices play a crucial role in guiding VE/COIL projects from conception and implementation to reflection. Even for institutions that do not have an instructional designer, these structures and best practices can help integrate VE/COIL projects into existing curricula and ensure alignment with student learning outcomes.

Join us for this free webinar where experts will share insights on how effective instructional design concepts, resources, and support structures can support VE/COIL projects.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Institutional Perspectives: Gain insights from institutions successfully utilizing instructional design to support VE/COIL programs.

  • Program Insights: Explore successful structures and methodologies employed by each panelist’s program.

  • Best Practices: Take away transferable best practices to integrate instructional design-based resources and support into your institution's VE/COIL initiatives.

  • Interactive Discussions: Engage in breakout sessions for deeper discussions and collaborative brainstorming after formal presentations and Q&A sessions.

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  • Sharon Guan

    Sharon Guan

    Assistant Vice President, Center for Teaching and Learning, DePaul University (USA)
  • Frederic Matthe

    Frederic Matthè

    COIL/VE Coordinator, COIL.UP, University of Potsdam (Germany)


  • John E. Fowler

    John E. Fowler

    Assistant Director of VE/COIL Initiatives, AAC&U (USA)

Sponsored by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills and conducted in collaboration with the Institute for Innovative Global Education at Kansai University as part of the Norwegian Panorama VECOIL Partnerships Initiative.