Open Educational Resources for digital international teaching

Please feel free to use the Open Educational Resources (OER) created within the Digital Mobil project, which can be downloaded below. The self-study courses “Intercultural Competence” and "Virtual Collaboration" (German/English) are also available in the public space of our learning management system ILIAS. On Github, you find four lectures published as OER: Artificial Intelligence (Bachelor), Coding Methods (Bachelor), Compiler Construction (Bachelor) and Concepts of Programming Languages (Master).

If you are completely new to Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Exchange (VE), also have a look at the following external ressources: a VE training, a VE task database and a COIL handbook for course development.

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German versions of the OER below are available here.

Resources for international virtual student teams

Course Contract (DOCX, 40,6 kB)
Tool to clarify how students are expected to engage in a course
Team Contract (DOCX, 48,8 kB)
Tool to help student teams organizing their collaboration
Roles in Group Work (DOCX, 50,0 kB)
Tool to help students assigning roles and responsibilities in a team
Roles in Group Work_Poster (PPTX, 636,9 kB)
Image and tasks helping students to reflect on roles in their team
Setting SMART Goals (DOCX, 56,9 kB)
Tool helping student teams to define joint goals
Meeting Minutes Template (DOCX, 45,9 kB)
Minutes template for student teams
Individual Meeting Reflection (DOCX, 44,9 kB)
Questions helping students to reflect on their experiences in international meetings
Collaborative Writing Strategies (DOCX, 516,1 kB)
Different strategies to organize a collaborative writing project in student teams
How to Write a Good Blog Post (DOCX, 46,7 kB)
Tips for writing a blog post that is appropriate for the target audience
Netiquette International Online Discussions (DOCX, 46,3 kB)
Rules for respectful interaction in international digital courses
Checklist for Video Conferencing (DOCX, 46,0 kB)
Checklist to be prepared for video conferences
Group Bingo (PPTX, 68,2 kB)
An icebreaker game for international student groups
Tips for virtual (international) teams (PPTX, 9,9 MB)
Tips on how to avoid the most common problems in virtual (international) teams
Virtual Exchange Team Reflection (PPTX, 17,0 MB)
Guiding questions to reflect on Virtual Exchange

Developing VE / COIL courses

Questions to consider when planning Virtual Exchange - COIL (DOCX, 32,9 kB)
These questions help lecturers to plan new VE / COIL cooperations
Virtual Exchange Model (PPTX, 63,0 kB)
4-phase model for Virtual Exchange