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News Archive 2003

Educational Management in SVC: Reports available

Two reports of the Educational Management in the Swiss Virtual Campus Mandate (EDUM) are online available now:

  • Lepori B., Rezzonico S., La réalisation de cours eLearning du Campus Virtuel Suisse. Etat des lieux à mi-parcours.
  • Lepori B., Succi C., eLearning in Higher Education. Prospects for Swiss Universities.
Both documents are downloadable in pdf-formate on the website of the Università della Svizzera Italiana on

Posted: Dec. 30, 2003


Swiss Virtual Campus: National Platform in British Media

In Great Britain there were news about Swiss Virtual Campus in two publications: One on, the other on Subject of both of them is the national learning platform WebCT Vista.

Posted: Dec. 16, 2003


Competition and conference: European Academic Software Award 2004

The European Academic Software Award (EASA) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2004. This conference is taking place in Switzerland for the first time. It is open to any person who is related to a higher education institution located in a European country. You will find further information on the website Submission Deadline: December 23, 2003.

Posted: Dec. 02, 2003


Registration for AAI Info-Day 3. December

SWITCH is organizing the second AAI information day in Berne. Date: Wed 3. Dec 2003, 09:30 - 13:30 (coffee available from 09:00). Location: Universität Bern, Hauptgebäude Hochschulstr 4, Kuppelraum.
Registration: You get more information on this pdf (52 KB)

Posted: Nov. 24, 2003


Call for projects: sketches till November 28, 2003

The third call for projects is opened now. Please send your sketches till November 28, 2003. Further information about conditions, selection procedure, schedule etc.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2003


"Pharmasquare" wins Medida-Prix 2003

The Swiss Virtual Campus Project "Pharmasquare" has won the Medida-Prix 2003, together with "Statistiklabor", a project of "Freie Universität Berlin". The winners share the sum of 100'000 €. "Pharmasquare" won even the audience award. It is a coffee-percolator. Congratulations!
The final event of Medida-Prix 2003 took place in Duisburg on september 16 to 19.
You'll find more information on the Medida-Prix Website.

Posted: Sep. 22, 2003


Forum Science et Cité, October 8th 2003, Lausanne

The Foundation Science et Cité organizes four public forums in Switzerland during Fall 2003 to contextualize the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that will be held in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003. The first forum takes place in Lausanne, EPSIC (Ecole professionnelle), on October 8th, 2003, 14h30-22h00, and will focus on the role of the new technologies in education. Therefore the SVC program will be presented through a demonstration of one of the 50 projects, Objective Earth. The language of the forum is French. The admission is free.
Link to the event:
Flyer (pdf, 60 kb)

Posted: Sep. 10, 2003


SVC Consolidation Programme Information Day, October 14, Bern (with online registration)

An information day about the SVC Consolidation Programme will take place on October 14 in Berne.

Posted: Sep. 01, 2003


Information about consolidation programme

The impulse programme of Swiss Virtual Campus will be finished at the end of this year, the consolidation phase will start. Therefore the coordination team invites you for an information meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at the Aula of the University of Berne, Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 5. You have to book for until October 7 the latest. On September 1, there'll be a booking form on this website.
You'll find more information on this pdf (96 Kb).

Posted: Aug. 29, 2003


SVC-site in three languages

The SVC-site is now available in three languages : English, French and German. Click on your favourite language on the right side at the top of the pages and you will be able to read texts in English, French or German. Note: some texts are only available in one language.

Posted: Aug. 19, 2003


Artcampus and pharmasquare: Finalists of medida prix 2003 contest

During the experts workshop on july 3/4 2003 the medida prix experts nominated eight projects that will participate on the final contest for the medida prix 2003.
Among the finalists are the two SVC projects "artcampus" and "pharmasquare" and two other projects from Switzerland ("Interaktive Makroökonomik", University of St. Gallen and "Exorciser", ETH Zürich).
That means, half of the finalists come from Switzerland and a quarter of them are Swiss Virtual Campus projects. Regarding that projects from Germany, Austria and Switzerland can participate on the contest and that Switzerland is the smallest country among them, this is a sensation!
The winner of the medida prix 2003 will be presented at the european experts conference of the "association for media in science" (Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft) on september 16 to 19 2003 at the university of Duisburg and will receive 100'000 €. Visit the medidaprix website for more information.

Posted: Aug. 06, 2003


SVC-Info Archive available

All the e-mails you got as "SVC-Info" are available in an Archive now. Just click on "Archive/SVC Info Archive" and here you are. Or go directly there from here.

Posted: Jul. 30, 2003


SVC-Brochures online

The Brochures "The Swiss Virtual Campus and the Swiss Universities" and the one about the first 50 projects of Swiss Virtual Campus are online now in different languages. You find them on the menu "About theSVC"/"Additional Information".

Posted: Jul. 30, 2003


VITELS Information Day in Bern on October 10

All interested persons are invited to the first information day of The Virtual Internet and Telecommunications Laboratory of Switzerland at University of Bern on October 10.

The detailed program as well as the possibility to register for the event can be found here.

Posted: Jul. 22, 2003


Provisional Information about the SVC Consolidation Programme

Some information on the next phase of the Swiss Virtual Campus can be found in this document (pdf).

Posted: Jul. 18, 2003


WebCT Vista for national learning platform

To build up a national learning platform, the Swiss University Conference SUC was looking for an appropriate software. After an evaluation by the edutech group, the SUC has decided on June 27, 2003 to select WebCT Vista. Click to read more about it: there is a German version and a French version.

If you wish to get a printable version, take the pdf (in German) or the pdf (in French). If you need to copy & paste some text, take the rich text format version in German or rich text format version in French.

Posted: Jul. 16, 2003


Lucerne SVC Days: Live Streaming of Presentations!

During and after the Swiss Virtual Campus Days in Lucerne, live and on-demand streams of selected presentations will be made available. You can find more on details on this page.

Posted: May. 21, 2003


Pictures of the "Salon de l'étudiant"

There are pictures of the SVC-stall on the "Salon de l'étudiant" available now. The fair in Geneva lasted from April 30 - May 4 2003. The stall was organized by the CENTEF. Just click here to see them.

Posted: May. 19, 2003


Database for SVC Jobs

Have you seen it? There's a new navigation element on the left side of the SVC-site called "Jobs". Click on it and a link there will take you to the "Edutech" site. This is the home of the jobs database. You are kindly invited to put your job offers and requests into it.

Posted: May. 09, 2003


Swiss Virtual Campus on the radio

Bernard Levrat, president of the SVC Commission, gave an interview to "Radio Suisse Romande La Première" on the 1st of May 2003 cause of the "Salon de l'étudiant" in Geneva. You can listen to it on the website of Radio Suisse Romande. Just scroll down on the site to "jeudi 1er mai Salon de l'étudiant". You can download the audiofile. The interview is on french and you need a RealPlayer.

Posted: May. 06, 2003


Swiss Virtual Campus at the "Salon de l'étudiant" in Geneva, April 30-May 4, 2003

Swiss Virtual Campus will be present at the "Salon de l'étudiant", a parallel fair to the "Salon du Livre", that will take place in Geneva, Palexpo (Boot CU07-7, rue Curie), April 30-May 4.

A SVC Stand has been organized by the CENTEF. The SVC projects will be presented as online demos and there will be oral presentations throughout the fair.

The official opening on the afternoon of April 30 will also give an important place to SVC, within the conference "Le campus virtuel: utopie ou réalité ?"

For more information and detailed program about the "Salon de l'étudiant" go to

Posted: Apr. 28, 2003


Detailed program for SVC Days Online

The full program of the SVC Days 2003 (May 26 - 28) is now available. Click on "Specials" in the navigation and then on "SVC Days 2003" and choose "Program". It is definitive now.
If you prefer to get the program as printable pdf: There's a link on the program. Or just click here (72 KB).

Posted: Apr. 09, 2003


Ausbildung für e-TutorInnen

Der SVC bietet seinen Projektmitgliedern eine kostenlose Ausbildung für e-TutorInnen an. Der Kurs wird dreimal veranstaltet - in Zürich (Frühling), in Basel (Sommer) und in Bern (Herbst). Weitere Infos und Einschreibung

Posted: Apr. 08, 2003


Online Registration for SVC Days 2003 is Open!

You can now register for the SVC days 2003 in Lucerne. The registration form can be found on the SVC Days 2003 page.

Posted: Apr. 08, 2003


New Service on SVC-Site: Trainings & Courses

As promissed, the SVC offers a new service to the SVC projects: A list with didactical and technical trainings and courses. You'll find it on the menu under "For Developers" and then "Training & Courses". In order to complete the list you can e-mail informations about courses, trainings and course providers to:

Posted: Apr. 07, 2003


Workshop: "Evaluation – Innovation – Elearning" in Geneva

On April 9, 2003, there will be a workshop at the University of Geneva. It'll last from 09.15 am to 05.00 pm in Pavillon Battelle, Carouge, Bâtiment A. The subject is "Evaluating innovative pedagogy in the SVC projects, impacts for the teachers and learners". Working language is French. You have the opportunity to speak English.
You have to register before friday april 4, 2003.
Register here
Here you'll find more information
And you can download this pdf ( 248 KB)

Posted: Apr. 02, 2003


Videos of Learntec 2003 available

They are available now: The videos of Learntec 2003 in Karlsruhe, made by Hannes Suter from ETH Zurich. Unfortunately not all speeches are on tape because sometimes technique didn't work. In some speeches sound is missing.
To watch the movies you need RealPlayer. The player is available for windows and, in a special edition, for Mac OS X. That means Mac users with OS 9 and lower won't be able to play the videos.
To order the speeches on CD please contact Theres Bieri

Posted: Mar. 25, 2003


Swiss Virtual Campus at Learntec 2003

Together with Swiss Universities, the Swiss University Conference and the Swiss Virtual Campus had a stand at Learntec'2003 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Learntec is an european congress and special fair for educational and information technology. It was held from february 4 to 7, 2003.
Click here to get some impressions on this event.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2003


Medida-Prix: 100'000 € to win.

The "Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V." ("society for media in sciences") starts the fourth edition of the "Medida Prix"-award. Possible participants are didactical mediaprojects that struggle for quality at universities and high-level-schools. So all students, teachers, professors and employees are invitated to participate.
The winner gets 100'00 € for the development of a new project.
The projects have to be submitted til march 31, 2003.
For more information please visit the medidaprix-homepage.

Posted: Jan. 31, 2003


Swiss Virtual Campus Days 2003, May 26-28, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Swiss Virtual Campus Days aim at presenting the SVC to an interested public, and at enabling communication and the exchange of experience between SVC project teams.

Preliminary short information

In parallel to the international event "Global Issues from the Educational Perspective".

Posted: Jan. 31, 2003


"Virtual Networking – New Media": Conference on March 21

The event will be held on March 21 2003 in Bern. This conference of the Swiss priority program (SPP) "Towards The Future", the social science program of the Swiss National Foundation, is organised in cooperation with the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology. Among others, the Virtual Campus project "POLE - Project Oriented Learning Environment" will be presented by Prof. Ch. Holliger (HES/FH Aargau).
Entrance is free, but you have to book in advance.
For further information, program and subscription, please download the pdf-file (ca. 196 KB).

Posted: Jan. 22, 2003


Pedagogical-didactical meeting, April 11, 2003, Zurich

On April 11, 2003, the eQuality support group is organizing a meeting in Zurich on pedagogical and didactical issues.

Here is the invitation (pdf), and more information.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2003


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