GMW Conference 2020 – Seamless Learning

Digital media and educational technologies are experiencing an enormous upswing due to the Corona crisis. The question of how didactically sound and sustainable e-learning media can be designed is more topical than ever. Although the boundaries between formal and informal learning are becoming increasingly blurred, we know from theory and practice that the mere provision of technology has only limited benefits. The “Gesellschaft der Medien in den Wissenschaften” (GMW) has been researching media-supported learning scenarios for many years. It promotes critical reflection on the potential of new media in all fields of development at the university. The annual highlight of its activities is the GMW conference, which is held by the ZHAW from 24 to 26 August. The focus is on social discourse, especially on experiences from the Corona crisis.

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References on Zoom Fatigue

As a follow-up to Dr. Judith Boettcher’s workshop, please see below some resources on Zoom fatigue.

Fosslien, L., & Duffy, M. W. (2020, April 29 2020). How to Combat Zoom Fatigue. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from
Sander, L., & Oliver, B. (2020). 5 reasons why Zoom meetings are so exhausting.  Retrieved from
Spicer, A. (2020). Finding endless video calls exhausting? You’re not alone.  Retrieved from

Access Details for the GA & Workshop – June 17, 2020

The GA will take place from 14h00 – 15h30 followed by a virtual coffee break.  Please use this information to access the session: Meeting ID: 961 9161 8662 One tap mobile +41432107042,,96191618662# Switzerland +41432107108,,96191618662# Switzerland

From 16h00 – 17h30, we will then have the workshop with Dr. Judith Boettcher: Designing Great Courses – No Matter Where You Are.  Attached you will find a document from our presenter which you might wish to read prior to the workshop.  Please use this second Zoom link for the workshop:
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 986 1989 0236 One tap mobile +41432107108,,98619890236# Switzerland +41225910005,,98619890236# Switzerland

Dr. Judith Boettcher – Guest Workshop for GA – June 17, 2020

Click here to register for the workshop and for the General Assembly.

Designing Great Courses – No Matter Where You Are

Join Dr. Judith Boettcher for strategies and tips in planning courses this fall, whether you or your faculty will be teaching on campus, online or some combination.  Learn how you or your faculty can simplify planning a course using a template for four phases of any course: Course Beginnings, Early Middle, Late middle and Wrapping-up.  Faculty can build on the themes, happenings, principles and best practices of each phase to design a successful and creative course experience.  After materials, interactions and assessments are planned, then faculty can relax, mentor, and enjoy the relationships and learning with students.