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

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.


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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