Register for SFDN 2021 until 20 January, 2021

After receiving the reviews for the SFDN 2021 conference, we have built a “small and beautiful” conference program for the 19 February. Please find an overview on the conference website and details of the program at the Conftool platform (with your personal credentials).

Registrations for the conference are open only until 20 January – so we are looking forward to registrations by SFDN members!

See you online soon….

Robert Kordts-Freudinger and the organizing team at St.Gallen

Reflections on Fall 2020

Many thanks to Ariane for leading today’s discussion on our shared reflections on Fall 2020. In response the the Wooclap question: Real change often takes place in a bug crisis, how have you experienced that change? we identified and discussed the following:

Several resources were shared which you may find useful:

The wonderful Pédagoscope (Podcast in French)

Stanford University’s Teaching Commons

A handbook on interactions (French)

A handbook on interactions (German)

Two SFDN webinars in December!

If you haven’t already registered for the next SFDN webinar, it’s still not too late! Thursday 03 December 2020 12h15 – 13h00 Webinar: Lessons Learned During Fall 2020 – Open Exchange. Led by Ariane Dumont. To register: click here

Following the success of our Digital Tools Webinar, we will host a second webinar on Friday 11 December 2020 12h15 – 13h00 Webinar: More Interactive Digital Tools. To register: click here

Stellenausschreibung: Aufbau Landesinitiative E-Learning Nordrhein-Westfalen (D)

Gesucht ist eine kompetente Person für die Geschäftsführung des NRW-Landesportals Open Resources Campus NRW (E15 TV-L/A15) (m/w/d) zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt.

Alle Informationen zur Stelle finden sich hier:

und hier

Bei Interesse an der Stelle bietet Dr. Peter Salden (Leiter des Zentrums für Wissenschaftsdidaktik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum) ein individuelles und vertrauliches Vorab-Gespräch an (Kontakt per E-Mail).

Job Offer at The Swiss Tropical ad Public Health Institute

Unit Head Professional Postgraduate Training (f/m), 80%-100%

Für das Team Professional Postgraduate Training im Departement Education & Training, welches für die reibungslose Organisation verschiedener Kurse, Lehrveranstaltungen und Workshops, als auch für die Beratung von Studierenden und Dozierenden in einem multikulturellen Kontext zustän-dig ist, suchen wir einen
Unit Head Professional Postgraduate Training (f/m), 80%-100%
(Bewerbungen von Jobsharing-Teams sind willkommen)

Last opportunity: submissions until 29 November for online SFDN Conference 2021

Update: Deadline for submission 29 November

Due to the current public health situation, the SFDN Conference at the University of St Gallen will move to a fully online format (conference fees will be reduced accordingly).

The planned date of 19th February, 2021 remains unchanged.

However, the deadline for submissions has been extended to 29 November.

For more details, please refer to the conference website:

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Robert Kordts-Freudinger & the organizing team at St.Gallen

Covid-19 impact on education in Switzerland – Overview of studies

Open Repository and Online Event (01.12.20 13-17h – Save the date!)

The pandemic has had a major impact on education, not only because of the social isolation during the lockdown, but also because of the need to organise education differently after reopening of schools. New practices have emerged and continue to develop. Educational researchers have quickly accompanied the emergence of these new practices with research activities. Many have conducted studies to document and investigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on education. These studies can make a significant contribution to understanding what has happened, but also to preparing future scenarios, based on evidence.

But how to gather all these studies in order to make them accessible and useful for the entire research community? The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SBFI/SEFRI)  and the EPFL Center for Learning Sciences (LEARN) teamed up to propose a platform for the sharing of research on Covid-19 impact on education in Switzerland.

1. Open Repository of studies

Open access

We initiated an open online repository of such studies.

Sharing your studies

Did you conduct a study or more generally collect data on the impact of Covid-19 on education at any level of education in Switzerland? Or do you plan to do so?

Please add your study to the repository such that the research community can easily find, access and cite your work or get in contact with you for potential collaborations.

2. Online Event on Tuesday 01.12.2020 13-17h

Attending and presenting

If you want to attend in the event, please subscribe here until the 27.11.2020:

If you want to give a short presentation, there are two simple steps to do:

a. Please add your study / project to the repository (mentioned in 1.) first. This way, attendees can explore the content beforehand.

a. Then fill in this short form (one form per presentation, to be filled out by the main presenter) until 15.11.2020 :

Alice Leibundgut, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Marius Beerli, Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education EDK/CDIP

Jessica Dehler Zufferey,  EPFL Center for Learning Sciences LEARN