GMW Conference 2020 – Seamless Learning

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.

Registration and further information at www.gmw2020.ch

RachelPlews
RachelPlews

Rachel C. Plews currently works as an educational developer in the Center for Teaching Support (Centre de soutien à l’enseignement) at the Haute école pédagogique Vaud. Her work with faculty members supports ongoing professional development with teaching and learning workshops, as well as individual consultations. Her research interests include technology in education, self-directed learning, and faculty development. Prior to moving to Switzerland, Rachel completed her doctoral studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she holds an Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership. She earned a M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, & Technology from Lehigh University, and she has taught various undergraduate courses in education and hospitality programs. Rachel is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and worked in sales and marketing before moving into higher education. Rachel C. Plews travaille présentement comme conseillère pédagogique au Centre de soutien à l'enseignement de la Haute école pédagogique du Canton de Vaud. Son travail avec les membres du corps professoral appuie le développement professionnel continu par des ateliers d'enseignement et d'apprentissage, ainsi que des consultations individuelles et la recherche du domaine de Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Ses intérêts de recherche comprennent la technologie en éducation, l'apprentissage autodirigé et la pédagogie de l'enseignement supérieur. Avant de déménager en Suisse, Rachel a terminé ses études de doctorat au Teachers College de Columbia University, où elle détient un doctorat en éducation Adult Learning et Leadership. Elle est titulaire d'un Master in Education, apprentissage et technologie de Lehigh University, et elle a enseigné divers cours en éducation et en hôtellerie au niveau tertiaire Rachel est diplômée de la School of Hotel Administration de Cornell University et a travaillé dans la vente et le marketing avant de passer à l'enseignement supérieur.

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