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Call for Proposals: Canadian Educational Developers Caucus Online Conference

Call for Proposals

Canadian Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Conference: Positive Resilience and the Future of ED(C)

February 19-22, 2019

Dear SFDN member,

More information about the EDC 2019 Conference theme, format, and the complete call for proposals can be found on the EDC Conference website:

Deadline:  The deadline to submit a proposal for a concurrent session is Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, and the deadline to submit a proposal for an EDC Showcase is Friday, November 30th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Celia Popovic at


The SFDN Board

Open position: Director, Educational Development and Technology (100%) at ETH

Dr. Daniel Halter has been elected as the new Vice-president of Educational Development at FHNW. As a result, ETH is looking for a new Director for their Educational Development and Technology unit, also know as LET (Lehrentwicklung und -technologie).

The ad is available in English and in German. Below is a snippet:

“As Director, you will lead and manage the unit’s specialist groups, personnel and organisational management, and orientation. You will be responsible for supporting the curriculum development process, delivering a range of faculty development activities, teaching evaluations, online exams and the operation of innovation management and IT services for teaching. You will also be responsible for strengthening and coordinating the network of Educational Developers in the ETH departments. You will be a member of the core advisory group on teaching and work closely with the Rector and the Prorector for Curriculum Development to implement the strategy for teaching at ETH Zurich. Together with the LET team, you will identify new educational development themes and elaborate how these may be implemented to benefit high-quality teaching at ETH.”

Webinar: “Denken im Fach vermitteln” on 24th September (10-11am).

Dear SFDN members,

We are happy to announce our second webinar, this time in German: “Denken im Fach vermitteln – mit dem Decoding-Ansatz Studierenden disziplinäre Arbeitsweisen nahebringen”. The webinar is taught by Petra Wess and Kerrin Riewerts (U. Bielefeld) and will introduce and show the applicability of the approach “Decoding the Disciplines” by Pace and Middendorf. It will take place on the 24th September from 10 to 11am through Switch Interact.

More information and the registration link are found here.

We look forward to meeting you.


All the best,

Mònica Feixas

ZHE Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik und -entwicklung

Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich

Seamless Learning Conference @ International University of Lake Constance – September 10, 2018

Monday, 10th September 2018, 10:00-16:00
ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Room SM 03.54
Theaterstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur

Please click here for more information on this upcoming event and to register. 

The Center for Innovative Teaching And Learning of the SML and the Institute for Computational Physics of the SoE are leading an international research project funded by Interreg-V of the International Lake Constance University. As part of this project, a conference on Seamless Learning will be held at the ZHAW Winterthur on Monday, September 10, 2018. The keynote speaker was Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht from the Open University of the Netherlands. In another theoretical part of the conference, examples of learning disruptions will be presented. A process model for their analysis as well as didactic and technical possibilities for bridging these breaks are presented. Field reports, among other things in form of a poster session, report from practice and inform about the Seamless Learning projects in the Lake Constance region.