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We are looking forward to the kick off meeting We CAN VirtuOWL.

Seed Funding

Seed Funding for International Collaborative Courses here (Application deadline has passed)


Drittmittel: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst | Förderkennzeichen: 57564237

Within the "We CAN VirtuOWL" project, new digital, collaborative teaching and learning formats are being developed. What are the benefits of holding an international collaborative teaching course? How does this work? This video provides an overview of the most important aspects.

The Alberta-OWL network project "We CAN virtu-OWL" was selected to receive funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The funding is provided through the "International Virtual Academic Collaboration (IVAC)" program that was initiated by the DAAD and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It promotes virtual exchange and digital teaching and learning opportunities for international university partnerships until September 2021.

funded teaching courses

University of Alberta
Prof. Dr. Anna Kirova
Dr. Shiva Zarezadeh Kheibari
Faculty of Education

Bielefeld University
Mark Schäffer, Prof. Dr. Michaela Vogt
Faculty of Educational Science



University of Alberta
Dr. Claudia Eppert
Faculty of Education

Bielefeld University
Eleni Louloudi
Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies

University of Alberta
Prof. Dr. Marie-Eve Morin
Faculty of Arts, Philosophy Department

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Muth
Faculty of Health

University of Alberta
Prof. Dr. Nelson Amaral
Department of Computing Science, Compiler Design

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Carsten Gips; Birgit Christina George
Department of Programming Methods

MacEwan University
Dr. Mike Annett
Department of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources and Management, School of Business

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wach
Entrepreneurship and Human Resources, Faculty of Business

University of Alberta
Prof. Dr. Michael Serpe
Department of Chemistry

Paderborn University
Prof. Dr. Dirk Kuckling
Department of Chemistry

University of Alberta
Dr. William Dunn
Secondary Education Department, Faculty of Education

Paderborn University
Dr. Katharina von Elbwart, Dagmar Keatinge
Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Concordia University of Edmonton
Prof. Dr. George Danso
Faculty of Management

Paderborn University
Prof. Dr. Stefan Jungblut, Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schmitz, Dr. Verena Wolf
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Bielefeld University
Holly Patch
Sociology of Gender

University of Alberta
Dr. Simone Pfleger
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Within the framework of the “We CAN virtu-OWL” project, new digital, collaborative teaching and learning formats are being developed. In addition to deepening the transatlantic network activities, the new digital formats open up new possibilities for intercultural exchange and enable all students to gain valuable international experience – regardless if they can travel abroad or not.  Also, virtual exchange helps improve the environmental impact of international mobility by reducing air travel.

In addition to the planning and implementation of Canadian-German collaborative online courses, the project will offer professional development, training and information events, as well as technical solutions for accessible international teaching and learning formats. Counselling and language support services for students will be provided, and professors will be supported to develop in joint research projects.

Thus, the project offers students and teachers the opportunity to gain international experience and to develop and test digital collaboration formats across universities. “We CAN virtu-OWL” is a collaborative project of the German-Canadian university network Alberta-OWL and is supported by the Campus OWL Liaison Office in New York.

How can you get involved?: If you are interested in offering a collaborative Canadian-German seminar at your institution, please contact