[ENLIGHT] Invitation to partnering fair and Virtual Exchange training in the ENLIGHT alliance

Firstly, a workshop on 12th of May has introduced virtual exchange and its benefits to intercultural collaboration, secondly, a partnering fair will assist interested academics in finding VE partners within the ENLIGHT network, and finally, a tailored training will be provided for those who have defined their goals to jointly develop a VE together with their partner.  

Participation is free of charge, and one person can either take part in one or several of the mentioned events. Registration is open for each session separately.  All sessions are organised in cooperation with UNIcollaboration, a cross-disciplinary professional organisation for telecollaboration and VE in Higher Education. 

VE or Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) collaboration illustrates a digital teaching and learning pedagogy and enhances the process of blended learning and Internationalisation at Home. Primarily, it fosters intercultural and often interdisciplinary cooperation between students and teaching staff from different locations and/or cultural backgrounds. Over a certain period of time and with support of facilitators, students work together on interdisciplinary tasks in synchronous and asynchronous course-activities. 


13 June at 13:00 – 14:30 CET in Zoom 

Partnering Fair. A crucial step towards the successful development of VE scenarios is finding suitable (interdisciplinary) partners to jointly elaborate course ideas, share disciplinary insights and plan co-teaching approaches. This process requires time to build a reliable partnership.   

The partnering fair event can offer a starting point for such a partnership to evolve.  


Registration is open until 8 June 23:59 CEST, via this online form


October 2023 in Zoom 

Individual Online Training: Collaborative Class-to Class VE Design (12 – 20 participants) 

This session is aimed at educators who have already experienced VE and who already have partners, this training completes the described approach effectively. Within five modules of synchronous online training on the design and implementation of successful class-to-class VE, participants can work on their specific VE-course and thus create output that can directly be applied to their teaching practice. 

Registration will be open in September. 


Participation in the workshop, partnering fair and individual online training is free for the staff of the ENLIGHT universities. 

Contact person: Ülle Tensing, University of Tartu, ulle.tensing@ut.ee  



May 16, 2023, 10:10 a.m.