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News Archive 2004

New Design for SVC Web Site

Just in time for Christmas, the web site of the Swiss Virtual Campus has been redesigned. Presentations of the newly selected projects from the consolidation phase are now available, as well as reports on experiences from past SVC projects. You will also find all projects from the Impulse phase in the banner at the top of the site.

The SVC web site team hopes you enjoy your visit and wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted: Dec. 22, 2004


Presentations SVC Days 2004 online

The presentations of the SVC Days 2004 speakers who made their documents available to the public are online now. You find them directly on the SVC Days 2004 program.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2004


FE-Transfer wins EASA 2004 award

From September 25 to 27 10 winners of the EASA 2004 award were chosen among the 30 finalists. One of the winners is the SVC project Finite Element Transfer. Congratulations!

Posted: Oct. 14, 2004


Discussion about authoring tools

As a complement to courses in classes, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences offers more and more e-learning materials. As a result, there's a growing need for simple and low-cost software for teachers to prepare online courses in short time by themselves. These courses should be compatible with the Moodle platform via SCORM to be at the students' disposal. The Zurich University of Applied Sciences has evaluated 12 Rapid Content Development Authoring Tools. Everybody is invited to discuss the results.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2004


RSS Feed for Swiss Virtual Campus News

News from the SVC web site can now also be displayed in your favorite RSS reader/aggregator.

If you don't know what RSS is : Learn all about RSS !

Posted: Oct. 11, 2004


2nd Swiss Science Forum: science and growth

The 2nd «Swiss Science Forum» will take place on October 11, 2004 in Berne ( It will bring together numerous personalities from science, economy and politics. This forum aims to promote the culture of innovation in Switzerland and to contribute to the economic growth. Symbolic figure of the swiss spirit of innovation, Bertrand Piccard, will notably be present. The accompanying exhibition offers i.e. universities, institutions and organisations the possibility to present themselves.

Posted: Sep. 09, 2004


SVC Days 2004: flyer downloadable

The official SVC Days 2004 flyer for the SVC Days 2004 (September 27 - 28, Neuchâtel), containing the detailed program, information about the registration, location, etc. is now online.

Posted: Sep. 06, 2004


Coordination team: New scientific collaborator

The coordination team of the SVC is complete again: On September 1, Catherine Marik has started as a scientific collaborator. She had studied literature and sociology at the university of Fribourg. After finishing her studies she worked several years as a scientific collaborator at the Chancellery of the Swiss Confederation for the project "Guichet virtuel".
To contact Catherine Marik dial +41 31 306 60 48 or write to

Posted: Sep. 05, 2004


SVC Days 2004: Online Registration Is Now Open !

From now on you can register for the Swiss Virtual Campus Days from September 27 - 28, 2004 in Neuchâtel. Here is the registration form . Deadline is September 20, 2004.

Posted: Aug. 19, 2004


Two Swiss projects preselected for "Medida-Prix 2004"

Seven of 186 projects have been preselected in july for the final of the "Medida-Prix 2004". Two among them are Swiss projects (but not belonging to the Swiss Virtual Campus): "Virtual Excursions" (VirtEx) by ETH Zürich and "PathoBasiliensis" by the university of Basel.
The winner of the "Medida Prix 2004" will be selected during the European conference "Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V. (GMW)" on September 15 -17, 2004 at the university of Graz in Austria . He will get the sum of € 100 000.
Last year the SVC project "Pharmasquare" shared the award with a project of "Freie Universität Berlin".

Posted: Aug. 13, 2004


SVC Days 2004: Definitive Program online

The definitive program for the SVC Days 2004 (September 27 - 28, Neuchâtel) is online now. You find it by clicking here on the SVC website. Or here as pdf (56 kb).

Posted: Aug. 04, 2004


Doit and FE-Transfer finalists of EASA 2004 award

The SVC-projects Doit and FE-Transfer are two of the 30 finalists of the EASA 2004 award. The European Academic Software Awards, EASA, is a biennial competition for developers of academic software within higher education and research in Europe organised by the European Knowledge Media Association, EKMA. The finals of EASA 2004 will be held in Switzerland, 25-27 th of September 2004 in Le Locle and Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Congratulations!

Posted: Jul. 30, 2004


Maintenance for SVC projects

On the website of the Swiss University Conference you can check what SVC projects will get maintenance:

Posted: Jul. 14, 2004


Consolidation Phase: 28 new projects selected

The Swiss University Conference has selected 28 new projects that can participate on the consolidation phase of the Swiss Virtual Campus. For details see project list (pdf, 51 KB) and press release in French (pdf, 144 KB) and German (pdf, 92 KB).

Posted: Jul. 13, 2004


WBE 2005 - February 21-23 in Grindelwald

The 4th IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education WBE 2005 will be held from February 21-23, 2005 in Grindelwald, Switzerland. WBE 2005 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 and discuss innovative ideas, results and outcomes of research in this new and exciting field.
For more information:

Posted: Jul. 08, 2004


AAI and WebCT: Workshop on June 24, 2004

Would you like to know more about the Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) and how it goes together with WebCT CE and WebCT Vista Servers? In the AAI-workshop at Switch in Zurich you get a general introduction to AAI, you learn how to define acces-rules and how to integrate AAI on WebCT.
The workshop starts at 10.15 h on June 24, 2004 and ends at 15.45 h. You can bring along your own laptop. The workshop is free. For more information and inscription click
To learn more about AAI click

Posted: Jun. 09, 2004


Article about SVC by Prof. Dr. Stucki

Prof. Dr. Peter Stucki, president of the Steering Committee, has written an analysis of the SVC. It is published in the bulletin of the "Verband der Hochschuldozierenden der Schweiz" (VHS) in the April 2004 edition. In his article "Das Bundesprogramm 'Swiss Virtual Campus'" Stucki summarises the initial position and the context of the program. First results of the "impulse program" are presented and interpreted by the author. The article can be downloaded here (pdf, 89 KB; only in German available).

Posted: Apr. 30, 2004


"Salon de l'étudiant": Program for SVC- presentations

The program for presentations on the SVC Stand at the "Salon de l'étudiant" (Geneva, Palexpo, April 28 - May 2, 2004) and a map of it are downloadable now. Follow this link for the program (pdf, 25 KB) and this one for the map (SVC Stand: CU5) (pdf, 293 KB). For more information and detailed program of the whole event, go to

Posted: Apr. 27, 2004


SVC Days 2004: News downloadable

The provisional programme of the SVC Days 2004 (September 27 to 28 at the University of Neuchâtel) is online now. You can get to the programme by clicking "Specials" on the menu and then the undermenu "SVC Days 2004" or by following this link. Clicking on this link you'll get the programme as pdf (28 KB). A definitive programme will be communicated in June.

Posted: Apr. 16, 2004


Lecture about SVC: April 27, 2004, Zurich

In the framework of "E-Learning Forum" at the university of Zurich, centre, there're lectures every tuesday from 12.15 h to 14.00 h (room KOL-H-312). On April 27 2004, it is about the next years of Swiss Virtual Campus. (Lectures in German only). For more information:

Posted: Apr. 07, 2004


New deadline for DeLFI 2004: April 12, 2004

There's a new deadline for call for papers for the conference "DeLFI 2004: e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V." Now the deadline is April 12, 2004. The results of the German Federal Programs "Neue Medien in der Bildung" and "Notebook-University" (equivalent to SVC program in Germany) will be presented during this event.
More information you'll find on and on

Posted: Mar. 31, 2004


VITELS wins Research Award

The SVC project VITELS got a Research Award from Microsoft Research in Cambridge / UK for the development of an e-learning module about internet security. VITELS got the sum of 15 000 €. Congratulations!

Posted: Mar. 24, 2004


Swiss Virtual Campus at the "Salon de l'étudiant" in Geneva, April 28-May 2, 2004

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, April 28-May 2.
A SVC Stand has been organized in collaboration with the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) and a conference programme is taken in charge by the SVC coordination team. The SVC projects will be presented as online demos and there will be oral presentations every day between 15h30 and 17h30. For projects that are interested to make a 20min presentation, please contact Maryline Maillard (031 306 60 48),
For more information and detailed program go to

Posted: Mar. 19, 2004


SWITCHaward 2004 closing date: April 30, 2004

Future-oriented projects that can be used by broad sectors of society can apply fot the SWITCHaward 2004. The projects should make use of the technologies of the Internet. The award is especially addressed to members of the Swiss Universities. The prize money is SFr. 15,000. For more information go to

Posted: Mar. 12, 2004


Document "How to create and to manage eLearning activities"

This document has been produced by the Educational Management in the Swiss Virtual Campus Mandate and gives a short introduction to the main topics concerning elearning. The pdf version can be downloaded from the following URL: You'll be just asked to insert your name and e-mail address before you can download the document. An online version on WebCT is available by subscription at: First you create my WebCT and your own account; then you subscribe to the course (shortcut on the right side).

Posted: Feb. 12, 2004


MEDIDA-PRIX 2004: Projects till March 31, 2004

The "Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V." ("society for media in sciences") starts the fifth edition of the "MEDIDA-PRIX"-award. Possible participants are didactical mediaprojects that struggle for quality at universities and high-level-schools in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. The winner gets a sum of € 100'000. for the development of a new project. Submit your project till march 31, 2004. For more information go to
Note: Last year's winner of the MEDIDA-PRIX was the SVC-project "pharmasquare".

Posted: Feb. 12, 2004


Detailed proposals till March 15, 2004; documents here

The projects that are invited to send detailed proposals have been informed by mail. The necessary forms are ready here for download. They have to be returned till March 15, 2004 (date shown on the stamp)

Posted: Feb. 05, 2004


6th International Conference on New Educational Environments (ICNEE), 2004

The 6th International Conference on New Educational Environments (ICNEE) will take place on September 27-30, 2004 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. It's organized by net4net, Berne University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Information Technology University of Neuchatel, Institute of Computer Science and Institute of Psychology.

For further information go to

Posted: Jan. 22, 2004


SVC Days 2004 in September

The Swiss Virtual Campus Days 2004 will take place on September 27-28, 2004 at the University of Neuchâtel. Official meeting for the end of the Impulse Program SVC: Monday Sept. 27, afternoon. Later on you'll get more information.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2004


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