Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a globally widespread and recognised teaching method, supporting online interaction and collaboration between students from two (or more) different countries on a subject-specific teaching assignment or activity and as an integrated part of curriculum. A COIL project is thereby strengthening students’ intercultural and digital competencies as well as international perspectivation and contextualisation of curriculum.
The term virtual mobility is sometimes also used to underline that COIL is not referring to physical mobility in the exchange country but to international meetings enabled by technology and as an integrated part of everyday teaching at home. In that sense, COIL is an “internationalisation at home” activity that supports the unfolding of an international perspective in curriculum for all students at KP and at KP’s international partner institutions.
KP supports the unfolding, experimentation with, and integration of COIL projects into the everyday learning environments of our students to strengthen international, intercultural, and digital competencies. We welcome interested international partners to join us in this endeavour.
Please contact Rikke Pedersen, international office RIPE@kp.dk if you are interested in realising a COIL project together with us. All project ideas are more than welcome.