Many European GI (GeoInformatics) institutes have digital teaching material available. Some already have introduced e-Learning. The project idea is to (re)use existing resources by the exchange of e-Learning courses via the internet.
Eight European GI institutes use existing courses and adapt them to the requirements of the e-Learning course exchange. Each partner contributes one course, to be taught on a non-profit exchange basis with the partners. We use the e-Learning platform of ISEGI-UNL, Portugal, successfully providing an e- Learning Master Program in Geographic Information for more than three years. Previous work in the ALFA project eduGI.LA  developed a prototype for the e-Learning course exchange and evidenced feasibility. The organizational framework for execution and recognition of students’ achievements was prepared by the cooperation of the eduGI.net  consortium.
We foresee the development and exchange of the following 8 e-Learning courses: Project management, GI standards, Advanced Geospatial data mining, Data acquisition and integration, Visualization,
Geographic data bases (advanced), Virtual excursions in Earth Sciences, and Ontology. Each partner provides a course, typically to two partners of the network with 15 students each. Standards are, for
example, English language, 90 hours workload, 13 online contact lessons, supervision and exams executed by the providing GI institute.
Our vision is to exploit the organizational framework and the created e-Learning courses by the establishment of a common, virtual GI Master Program in Geoinformatics. We will disseminate our concept of sharing and reuse of resources by best-practice examples to non-GI communities.