Archive October 2017

International Journal of Academic Development (IJAD)

The International Journal of Academic Development is pleased to announce the results for the 2016 International Journal for Academic Development Article of the Year. A panel of international judges chose these articles as the best articles published in IJAD in 2016. The winning article, and the three runners-up, are now available free on the IJAD website, so please feel free to share this news widely. We will be publicising this news through various social media next week. In the meantime, the articles can be viewed and downloaded here: http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ed/rija-2016-article-of-the-year-prize

2016 Article of the Year

David Green & Deandra Little: “Family portrait: a profile of educational developers around the world”

2016 Runners Up

Veronica Bamber & Lorraine Stefani: “”Taking up the challenge of evidencing value in educational development: from theory to practice”

Helen Sword: “Write every day! A mantra dismantled”

Tai Peseta, Amani Bell, Amanda Clifford, Annette English, Jananie Janarthana, Chelsea Jones, Matthew Teal & Jessica Zhang: “Students as ambassadors and researchers of assessment renewal: puzzling over the practices of university and academic life”

eduhub days: January 31& February 1 2018

Dear Members of the Swiss e-Learning Community,

Please save the date! The eduhub days 2018 will be on January 31 & February 1, 2018, at the University of Teacher Education in Lucerne (PHLU):

http://www.eduhub.ch/events/eduhub-days/eduhub-days-2018/

At the eduhub days 2018 we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of eduhub and of the eduhub days. The motto of the 10th edition is:

Collaboratively shaping the future of education

Digitalisation of economy is setting new challenges for the Swiss academic community. The eduhub community plays a central role in helping institutions address these challenges. On the other hand, digitalisation of teaching and learning should follow best practice gained from our long-standing experience. On the other hand, disciplines and methods are transformed by the advent of digital technologies. Because of this, we also have to help students to think in new ways that integrate possibilities of modern computation.

During the past 10 years the challenges of the Swiss academic community have changed a lot. Since then, new possibilities for teaching and learning have emerged. Digitalisation in higher education and research has brought about new trends and methods for teaching and learning, and has revolutionised the Swiss academic landscape. Disciplines are transforming themselves and the way they produce knowledge. New interpersonal and digital skills are necessary to master the new challenges that digitalisation in higher education generates.

One of the key skills to be fit for the future is collaboration

Collaboration means dialogue – dialogue between students, between teachers, and between institutions in the Swiss academic community. It also means dialogue between students and teachers, teachers and institutions, and between institutions and students.

How can we collaborate more? How can we foster digital literacy? What is needed, to master future challenges in the Swiss academic community? Social learning, peer evaluation, co-design of courses between teachers, and collaboration between different higher education and research institutions are just a few of numerous examples.Digitalisation of teaching is primarily about best practices and didactics, not tools. Community building has become essential to support collaboration, and thus pool and develop knowledge within the Swiss academic landscape.

During the 10th edition of the eduhub days we will not only look back at what has been reached so far in the Swiss e-Learning Community, we will also look into the future and explore new methodologies of teaching and learning. We will also detect necessary skills for all stakeholders of the Swiss academic community to become fitter for the future and for digitalisation of teaching.

Registration for the eduhub days 2018 will open on October 2017. You will receive an invitation together with the call for proposals on this date.

We are looking forward to celebrate the 10th anniversary of eduhub together with you!

Best regards,

Nathalie Roth

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http://www.eduhub.ch/about/Subscribe/

1st SFDN Webinar. Please enrol!Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11h00 – 12h00.

Series 2017/2018 – The board is pleased to launch a new way for members to connect and exchange practices with one-hour webinars that explore topics of interest to the SFDN community.  Please join us for these online sessions and if you are interested in hosting a session, please also let us know.  We look forward to your participation and feedback.

Animated videos can be used to enhance traditional teaching and learning activities, adding a creative element to introductions, concept overviews, and assessment.  In this webinar, we will briefly look at the opportunities for the pedagogical uses of animated videos from a faculty member viewpoint and also from a learner viewpoint.  Then we will explore GoAnimate, one digital tool to create animated videos, focusing on real-world examples and application.  If you are not familiar with animated videos, click here to see a sample.  The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11h00 – 12h00Please sign up for the webinar using this link.  Further details and instructions for accessing the online session will be sent after registration.  Please contact Rachel Plews with any questions – Rachel.plews@ehl.ch.

 

IJAD updates

The International Journal of Academic Development is pleased to announce the results for the 2016 International Journal for Academic Development Article of the Year. A panel of international judges chose these articles as the best articles published in IJAD in 2016. The winning article, and the three runners-up, are now available free on the IJAD website, so please feel free to share this news widely. We will be publicising this news through various social media next week. In the meantime, the articles can be viewed and downloaded here: http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ed/rija-2016-article-of-the-year-prize

2016 Article of the Year

David Green & Deandra Little: “Family portrait: a profile of educational developers around the world”

2016 Runners Up

Veronica Bamber & Lorraine Stefani: “”Taking up the challenge of evidencing value in educational development: from theory to practice”

Helen Sword: “Write every day! A mantra dismantled”

Tai Peseta, Amani Bell, Amanda Clifford, Annette English, Jananie Janarthana, Chelsea Jones, Matthew Teal & Jessica Zhang: “Students as ambassadors and researchers of assessment renewal: puzzling over the practices of university and academic life”