MOOC on Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

Dear SFDN member,

The free teaching induction MOOC, Contemporary approaches to university teaching, provides key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those in their first few years of university teaching ( The self-paced MOOC is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules and several specialty modules and resources. Participants are encouraged to engage with the MOOC for two hours a week across the semester. However, the MOOC can be used as a just in time, just for me resource and used as and when needed. Topics include Planning for learning, Supporting online learning, Feedback for learning, Curriculum design etc.

Institutions providing learning and teaching professional development can learn how other universities are using the MOOC in the ‘How universities are using the MOOC’ section on the Fellowship website.

Two March Webinars (12 & 23) – Register Now!

During the month of March, two of our SFDN members will be facilitating one-hour webinars. Please see below for the details and registration links:

March 12, 2020 11h-12h Online webinar – EXPLICIT LABS: enabling students to identify the inquiry and scientific thinking skills of practical work

Siara Isaac, EPFL


March 23, 2020 11h-12h Online Webinar – Designing peer assessment exercises

Peter Jentges, ETH


Survey about educational development around the world

American colleagues from Elon and Seattle Universities invite you to participate in a study of educational developers around the world. They intend to present their initial findings at ICED 2020.

The short, anonymous survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you are willing to participate, please click on the following link to complete the online consent form and access the survey:

The survey remains open until 23:59 (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 15 March 2020.

The SFDN Board

Job posting – Professorship of educational technology at the University of Zurich

Please see the attached documents (in both German and English) for the above post.

Die deutsche Ausschreibung ist seit heute auf der Jobseite der UZH online und wird morgen Donnerstag in der ZEIT und auf www.academics.deveröffentlicht; sie wird am kommenden Samstag bzw. Montag in der NZZexecutive bzw. der NZZ International publiziert.

Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 10. März 2020.

Job Posting – Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in für die Einführung neuer Studienvarianten (50 %)

 Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte bis zum 02.02.2020 über die entsprechende Online-Ausschreibung unter an Eliane Künzli, HR-Verantwortliche. Nähere Auskünfte erteilt Ihnen gern Dr. Falk Scheidig, Leiter Lehr- und Curriculumsentwicklung, T +41 56 202 86 05.

Change of Date – Webinar with Ariane Dumont will be Thursday, January 23rd

Please note that the webinar scheduled for January 21st has been moved to January 23, 2020 at the same time 11h-12h.

Prior to the webinar, participants are asked

Members should read an IJAD article of 2018 written by Kathrin Sutherland, an ICED Council member. To access the reading, you should enroll as a students on and then type DUMONT-UPNGH (Course name). As you read, you can comment or ask questions directly in the PDF.

Please click here to register.

Job Posting – Educational Designer at the Zurich University of Applied Science

Please see the above job posting via the following link:

For more information regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Claude Müller Werder, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (phone +41 58 934 49 55, e-mail: or visit for further information