EPFL MOOC: Teaching Science & Engineering

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to join us for the next edition of the Teaching Science and Engineering free online course!

This 8-week MOOC is organized by the Teaching Support Centre at EPFL, one of Europe’s top engineering schools. It is designed for new instructors and doctoral teaching assistants and addresses both what to do when you are teaching as well as explaining why these approaches and strategies are appropriate and useful for teaching scientific and engineering disciplines at the university level.

We invite you to have a look at the course programme and enroll in the spring edition starting April 12th. Please, send us to your friends and colleagues.

We are looking forward to seeing you online!

Siara Isaac, Ingrid LeDuc, Roland Tormey, Cécile Hardebole and Iris Capdevila. 

For further information you can contact us: iris.capdevila@epfl.ch

Reflections on Fall 2020

Many thanks to Ariane for leading today’s discussion on our shared reflections on Fall 2020. In response the the Wooclap question: Real change often takes place in a bug crisis, how have you experienced that change? we identified and discussed the following:

Several resources were shared which you may find useful:

The wonderful Pédagoscope (Podcast in French)

Stanford University’s Teaching Commons

A handbook on interactions (French)

A handbook on interactions (German)

Two SFDN webinars in December!

If you haven’t already registered for the next SFDN webinar, it’s still not too late! Thursday 03 December 2020 12h15 – 13h00 Webinar: Lessons Learned During Fall 2020 – Open Exchange. Led by Ariane Dumont. To register: click here

Following the success of our Digital Tools Webinar, we will host a second webinar on Friday 11 December 2020 12h15 – 13h00 Webinar: More Interactive Digital Tools. To register: click here

Last opportunity: submissions until 29 November for online SFDN Conference 2021

Update: Deadline for submission 29 November

Due to the current public health situation, the SFDN Conference at the University of St Gallen will move to a fully online format (conference fees will be reduced accordingly).

The planned date of 19th February, 2021 remains unchanged.

However, the deadline for submissions has been extended to 29 November.

For more details, please refer to the conference website: http://iwp.unisg.ch/sfdn2021

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Robert Kordts-Freudinger & the organizing team at St.Gallen

Two up-coming SFDN events!

30 September 2020 12h15 – 13h00   Panel Discussion: Fall 2020 Educational Development Updates Panelists: Siara Isaac, Erik Jentges, Ruth Puhr. Moderator: Marika Fenley. To register: click here

Aware that many faculty are concerned about student engagement, we are offering an EXTRA webinar to explore some of the vast array of digital tools available to educators:

01 October 2020 12h15 – 13h00  Three interactive digital tools to enhance student engagement:   1. Perusall with Ariane Dumont, 2. Padlet with Robert Kordts-Freudinger & 3. Wooclap with Ruth Puhr. To register: click here

EXTRA SFDN Webinar on HyFlex Delivery

10 September 2020 12.15 – 13.00 Webinar: The highs and lows of HyFlex Led by Ruth Puhr

HyFlex is the buzzword in higher education this summer! Are you helping your faculty prepare to deliver courses to students in multiple modes? The possibility of having some face-to-face students, others who join virtually and a third group who will catch up later is daunting. The challenges of teaching in higher education have never been greater.

Students returned to the Les Roches campuses in Switzerland and Spain at the end of July and I have been working with faculty since mid-July, preparing them for HyFlex delivery and supporting them in their classes. In this webinar, I will share some of the highs and lows that we have experienced.

To register: click here