As distance learning is now highly expanding through the world, all Higher Education Institutions are concerned with ensuring the quality of their provisions in this format. In Switzerland, with the coming accreditation of higher education institution under the new Higher Education Act (HEdA), it will be necessary for Higher Education Institutions to develop specific procedures to integrate online provisions in their internal quality assurance system, in order to be able to prove that quality of distance learning is under control. On the basis of the many reflexions and concretisations that have been done already in Switzerland, Europe and further, sharing practices and experiences is a way to boost and facilitate the work of each HEI in this field. The SIG Quality of distance learning proposes in-depth discussions and developments at experts and practitioners level.
This SIG on Open Educational Ressources (OER) is intended for people who deal with the conceptional and practical aspects of creating, sharing and re-using OER.
The aim of the SIG E-Portfolio is to determine the usage of e-portfolio elaborating pedagogical recommendations and defining if there is a common need for a national instance of an e-portfolio that would among other features cover lifelong storage. In order to do so, the SIG launched a survey to identify e-portfolio practices and needs and since then organizes workshops to focus on pedagogical and technological aspects.
The SIG E-Assessment pursues several goals:
- Lobbying for e-assessment (also for national funding programs)
- Information hub between people and institutions
- Coordination between universities, pool projects in e-assessment
- Updates of e-assessment portal (focus on technical and pedagogical topics)
The SIG Digital Collaboration is focusing on new needs and current /future trends for a "smart" collaboration. While e-Collaboration relies more or less on electronic tools, digital collaboration should incorporate smart technologies that make the user's work easier, more intuitive or deeply immersive.
Swiss EPrints Interest Group
SEPIG is the interest group for Swiss Eprints repositories practitioners. It provides a general forum for exchanging information, ideas and needs related to Eprints repositories. On a practical level, it serves as a plattform for discussing, planing and coordinating joint development projects for Swiss Eprints repositories.
Workplace temporary the new SDN Web-Page is established and available.
Infos und Diskussionsplatz rund um's SWITCH Schneesportwochenende 2018 in Davos
Dies ist die Plattform für den Informationsaustausch im Zusammenhang mit dem SWITCH Schnee-Wochenende 2016.