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News Archive 2007

Present your product at Education Forum on March 3rd 2008 !

We invite you to present your eLearning product and services to companies, other lecturers, foundations and to a wider public. With "Education meets Business", the Swiss Virtual Campus has created together with the Education Forum and BEA Expo Berne an exceptional event where you will meet future partners, customers, other networks or marketing specialists. It will take place on March 3rd, 2008 at BEA Expo in Berne.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2007


11th Annual ELC-NET Conference E-Learning Campus Zurich

Friday January 25, 2008
9:15h – 16:30h
University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich

Folgende zukunftsweisende Themen werden von international ausgewiesenen Fachleuten in den Keynotes beleuchtet und während den interaktiv gestalteten Sessions am Nachmittag vertieft:

  • Open Educational Resources
  • E-Assessment
  • New Ways of E-Learning

Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Flyer (PDF 325 KB) oder auf der Tagungswebsite über die Sie sich online anmelden können.

Posted: Nov. 30, 2007


1st International OLAT Conference - Invitation and Call for Participation

Zurich, Switzerland
March 26th to 28th, 2008

The OLAT conference is the place to meet other users and developers, listen to presentations, share experiences and gather information about the open source learning management system OLAT.

Please visit to register and benefit from a reduced "early bird" registration fee or to submit your abstract for a presentation at the conference.

We would be pleased to meet you in Zurich at our conference.
The OLAT-team of the University of Zurich

Posted: Nov. 27, 2007


FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: The 7th International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE-2008)

March 17-19, 2008
Conference Web Site:

Submissions (papers, sessions, tutorials) due until November 23, 2007

Posted: Nov. 19, 2007


PhD. positions open at RED-INK Doctoral School

RED-INK - Rethinking Education in the Knowledge Society is now starting the activities of the doctoral school.

It is funded by the FNS within the pro*doc program and involves USI, EPFL and UNISG. The topic is elearning and educational technologies in the knowledge society. We are now opening a call for 5 PhD. positions here in Lugano, 3 in S. Gallen and 1 in Lausanne.

The call is published here:

Posted: Nov. 12, 2007


e-Learning Day at the University of Geneva, Thursday, November 22, 2007

Researchers, practitioners and collaborators in e-learning from diverse European countries will meet at the University of Geneva’s 1st e-Learning Day. The conference and its workshops will focus on strategic issues as well as pedagogical and organisational aspects of e-learning. The event will also be an occasion to present the University of Geneva’s new e-learning policy. This policy is part of the program promoting the use of technology in teaching and learning within the University of Geneva.

The day will consist of various presentations and workshops to encourage an open exchange of experience and practice followed by a round table discussion on "The strategic stakes of e-learning" including experts from European and local universities.

Program details are available at

For further information or to register, please contact Ms Kalli Benetos (

Posted: Oct. 30, 2007


Final Call for Papers : 7th International Conference on Web-Based Education, March 17-19, Innsbruck, Austria

The 7th International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE 2008) is aimed to provide scholars, faculty, researchers, and administrators in all web-based educational areas with an excellent opportunity to convene with colleagues from approximately 50 countries to discuss innovative ideas, results, and outcomes of research.

The submission date for papers is October 17, 2007. Submission guidelines can be found in the call for papers.

Posted: Oct. 03, 2007


SVC Days 2007 - Promoting Excellence in eLearning : Slides and movies of presentations now available

Within the Swiss Virtual Campus, a large amount of attractive eLearning content and tools has been developed. A big challenge for the next years will be to use, maintain and disseminate these results. This has to be achieved without additional federal funding, with full teaching assignments and with existing service units in institutions of higher education. The SVC Days 2007 provide an overview of the main challenges in tackling successfully the transfer phase of eLearning.

On the one hand, it will be shown how the SVC strongly promotes the successful transfer of eLearning results and expertise through a portfolio of different initiatives. On the other hand, good practice examples will demonstrate how some Swiss institutions of higher education are already managing transfer issues and how other European programs meet the challenges of the successful integration of eLearning.

This last open forum of the SVC program aims at mutually shaping the future of eLearning in Switzerland. These inputs will provide a basis for a panel discussion with representatives from the Swiss institutions of higher education and the Swiss rectors conferences about the role and importance of eLearning in future teaching strategies and scenarios.

Posted: Oct. 03, 2007


Presentation-Workshops of the online manual "Evalguide"

Within the mandate of Swiss Virtual Campus (SVC) we have created an online handbook to assist in the evaluation of e-learning projects and programms ( The purpose of the handbook is to support in evaluation design and to help with relevant questions. The workshops will demonstrate how to make best use of the online handbook.
The invitation is addressed to leaders or members of the CCSPs and SVC projects who are or will be conducting an evaluation.

Place: Pädagogische Hochschule Bern, Muesmattstr. 29, 1st. Floor, Room 105
Workshop for SVC-Project members
Monday, 22nd October 2007: 14.00 - 17.00 hrs or
Tuesday, 23rd October 2007: 9.00 – 12.00 hrs
Application Form:
Workshop for CCSP members:
Monday, 22nd October 2007: 9.00 – 12.30 hrs or
Tuesday, 23rd October 2007: 14.00 - 17.30 hrs
Application Form:
Registration :   Please register not later than Friday, 28th September 2007

Posted: Sep. 25, 2007


E-Learning Event at ETH Zurich, October 5th

Am 5. Oktober führen wir an der ETH in Zusammenarbeit mit Lerneffekt GmbH aus Hamburg eine halbtägige Veranstaltung mit dem Titel «Der
Live Klassenraum – reelle Erfahrungen und Szenarien»
durch. Verschiedene Aspekte und Szenarien rund um das zeitlich synchrone – aber räumlich verteilte – Arbeiten und Lernen geschildert und diskutiert. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit, sich mit dieser innovativen Form von Lehren und Lernen auseinander zu setzen und erfahrenen Benutzern über die Schulter zu schauen.

Das Programm:
13.15 - 14.00 Uhr Vorstellung der Wimba Collaboration Suite
14.00 - 14.15 Uhr Fragerunde und Diskussion
14.15 - 15.00 Uhr Fallbeispiel für den Einsatz von Wimba
15.00 - 15.30 Uhr Pause mit Kaffee
15.30 - 16.00 Uhr mt_EAST: Lernen und Lehren in Distanzen
16.00 - 16.15 Uhr E-Collaboration an der ETH
16.15 - 16.45 Uhr Apéro

Datum, Ort: 5. Oktober 2007, HG D 16.2, ETH Zürich (Rämistrasse 101).


Der Besuch der Tagung ist gratis

Posted: Sep. 19, 2007


SVC-Project "PTO" – Winner of Medidaprix 2007

The Psychopathology Taught Online (PTO) project is winner of the public-price of Medidaprix 2007.

Posted: Sep. 14, 2007


New Date for Special Event "Education meets Business : Present Your eLearning Products and Services"

With “Education meets Business” the Swiss Virtual Campus has created together with BEA Expo Berne an exceptional event where authors of eLearning products can meet future partners, customers, other networks or marketing specialists. It will take place on March, 3rd, 2008 at BEA Expo in Berne.

“Education meets Business” offers creators of eLearning products the following opportunities :

  • We invite your specific target group with different forms of networking and marketing
  • You can use a booth on a unique national fair at minimal cost
  • Keynotes, workshops and networking activities create a unique opportunity for institutions of higher education to promote their products and services.

More information...

Posted: Jul. 20, 2007


2 SVC projects amongst the 10 finalists of the Medida Prix 2007!

  • e-SCENARIO; Scenario based problem solving in natural hazard management (Dr. Andrew Kos)
  • Psychopathology Taught Online (PTO) (Prof. Dr. Damian Läge)

The finalists:

Posted: Jul. 04, 2007


Computational Biology Training Course 5th to 11th of August 2007

An intensive Training course in a rapidly evolving field, offered by the BioSym and SIMOLIFE Teams of the Universities of Zürich and Winterthur and the ETH Zürich.
Sponsored by Swiss Virtual Campus

August 5 to August 11, 2007
Students and researchers at the graduate, postgraduate and professional level
Alpine Lyceum Disentis, GR, Switzerland
More Infos:
Computational Biology Intensive Training Course

Posted: May. 02, 2007


Mediendidaktischer Hochschulpreis – Aufruf zum MEDIDA-PRIX 2007 – Preisgeld 100.000 €

Die Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V. (GMW) schreibt den mediendidaktischen Hochschulpreis MEDIDA-PRIX aus, um didaktisch motivierte Aktivitäten zu unterstützen, die einen besonderen Beitrag zur Qualitätssicherung und zur nachhaltigen Verankerung digitaler Medien in der Hochschullehre und Hochschulentwicklung leisten. Über die Verankerung medienbasierter Angebote in der Lehre hinaus ist es das Ziel des MEDIDA-PRIX, organisationale Veränderungen zu fördern, die in (alle) Lehr-, Lern- und Verwaltungsprozesse der Hochschulen hineinwirken.

Der MEDIDA-PRIX ermöglicht Einreichungen in zwei Kategorien:

Digitale Medien in der Hochschullehre: Hier werden Einreichungen ausgezeichnet, die mit Hilfe Digitaler Medien den individuellen und kooperativen Wissenserwerb/-transfer verbessern sowie die Vermittlung/Erarbeitung bestimmter Inhalte (z.B. durch Visualisierungen, Interaktivität, Exploration) oder kooperatives Arbeiten in Lerngruppen unterstützen.

Hochschulentwicklung mit Digitalen Medien: Hier werden Einreichungen ausgezeichnet, die die Entwicklung und Nutzung Digitaler Medien in der Hochschullehre durch innovative Prozess- und Orga­nisationsstrukturen in und zwischen Hochschulen (z.B. in Fach-Communities) fördern.

Medidaprix Logo 2007 Das Preisgeld beträgt EURO 100.000.–
Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Studierenden, Mitarbeiter/innen, Hochschullehrer/innen von Universitäten, Hoch- und Fachhochschulen der beteiligten Länder Schweiz, Österreich und Deutschland.

Projekteinreichungen werden bis zum 31. März 2007 entgegengenommen.
Detaillierte Informationen unter:


Posted: Mar. 07, 2007


SVC Dissemination - Exploiting eLearning products and services after 2007

In two workshops, the SVC wants to support project teams and members of eLearning service and competence centres (CCSP) in the sustainable use and reuse of eLearning products and services.

The aim is that, after the end of SVC in 2007, eLearning products financed by the SVC will continue to be successfully used within higher education and, if possible, be made available to further interested users such as foundations, enterprises or other organisations.

In a public event, projects have the opportunity to present their products and services to target groups outside of their institution.

More information is available, with online registration for the first workshop. You can also download the flyer (PDF).


Posted: Feb. 14, 2007


Education Forum at BEA Expo, Berne

On March 5th, e-learning experts from a government agency, higher education, schools, continuing education and enterprises will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the e-learning landscape in Switzerland after the accomplishment of national programs such as SVC or PPP-SiN. E-learning solutions from all four sectors will be presented.

For more information, see:

and the program in german (PDF, 210 KB):

Schweizer Informatiktage 2007

Posted: Jan. 01, 2007


CSPC-ZFH-Fachtagung vom 22.03.07

Am 22. März 2007 initiiert das CSPC der Zürcher Fachhochschule eine Fachtagung zum Thema „E-Teaching: Neue Kontexte der Gestaltung zwischen Eigenverantwortung und Weiterbildungsmassnahmen“ in Zürich. Das Ziel der Tagung ist die grosse Herausforderung zu meistern, sowohl in den Bachelor- als auch in den Masterstudiengängen eine flächendeckende Akzeptanz von E-Learning zu erreichen.

Das Competence, Service and Production Center CSPC E-Learning der ZFH (kurz CSPC), das als Fachstelle für alle Teilschulen der Zürcher Fachhochschule (ZFH) zugänglich ist, ist neu seit November 2006 online.

Informationen zur Fachtagung E-Teaching:

Posted: Jan. 01, 2007


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