Archive March 2019

Webinar – Perusall with Ariane Dumont – May 6, 2019 11h-12h

Join us for this interactive online session with our SFDN President Ariane Dumont on using Perusall for online reading and writing collaboration. Ariane will showcase how she uses Perusall with her students and then will have us engage in an activity to try out the tool.

To sign up for this session, email Rachel Plews at and she will send you the Adobe Connect invitation with instructions on how to connect for the session.

EUA Webinar

Dear SFDN Members

The following webinar may be of interest to some of you.

EUA webinar: Approaches to cooperation and exchange in learning and teaching on a European level

28 March 2019

Time: 14:00 To 15:00

This webinar will explore how university cooperation and peer-learning on learning and teaching can be implemented at a European and national level and provide information on outcomes of one of such activities: EUA’s Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups.

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Register now! Site Visit at Glion – April 12, 2019

Our second site visit of the 2018-2019 academic year will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Glion Institute of Higher Education from 10h00 to 15h00.

The agenda is as follows:

10:00 Arrival and coffee

10:20 Tour of campus

10:50 Overview of Faculty Development at Glion

12:00 Lunch 

13:00 Workshop on Transferable skills

15:00 Coffee and departure

To register, please email Rachel Plews at

Further details will be provided upon registration.

Contemporary approaches to university teaching – a teaching induction MOOC

Dear SFDN members,

Enrolments for the free 2019 Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC are now open at This course will run until 23 June, with enrolments open until 7 June.

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. 

In 2018, 1,851 staff from 50 countries enrolled in the Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC. One Australian college, 15 Australian and two New Zealand universities are using the MOOC, as well as the Malaysian campus of one of the Australian universities. Ten of the Australian universities have imported the MOOC and have or will shortly customise the MOOC to suit their institution’s context. To see how other universities are using the MOOC, visit the ‘How universities are using the MOOC’ section on the Fellowship website

Further information:

Job Posting at PH Luzern -eine Fachspezialistin / einen Fachspezialisten digitale Medien des Lehrens und Lernens (E-Learning) 80-100%

Please see the posting for the above position at PH Luzern.

Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie von Prof. Dr. Peter Tremp, Leiter Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik,
Tel. 041 203 02 48,
Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen senden Sie bitte bis 22. April 2019 an PH Luzern, Stabsabteilung
Personal, Pfistergasse 20, 6000 Luzern 7 oder an (max. 2 Anhänge mit total 6 MB).

Six new positions advertised in ETHZ Learning Sciences and Higher Education

Six new positions have been advertised by the ETHZ Chair of Learning Sciences and Higher Education, Manu Kapur.

Postdoctoral Position in Ethics Education

Postdoctoral Position in Neuro-Embodied Basis of Physics Learning

Doctoral Position in Life Sciences Education

Doctoral Position in Neuro-Embodied Basis of Physics Learning

Doctoral position in Developing Visual Expertise for Differential Diagnosis

Doctoral position in Gender Stereotypes and Mathematics Learning

Higher Education is Design

overstress at it’s best

April 13th, 18h: How can we master this?

Design, ethics and didactics were once three very different disciplines. They now work so closely together on the stark challenges of our social transformation – also known as “Wicked Problems” – that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between them. This solidarity of design, ethics and didactics has also become necessary: Because excessive demands have become the norm for individuals.
On 8 April: How do I build myself from tools from these three disciplines the three-handed sword that keeps loosening the Gordian knots of my life?

A public discussion input by Dr. Dr. Christof Arn in the context of the Info-Event on CAS Didactics as Art: