4th meeting of the SwissMOOC special interest group


usiOn August 26th, 2015, the 4th meeting of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Swiss MOOCs took place at USI in Lugano. 15 SIG members from different Swiss Higher Education Institutions (USI, UZH, ETH, EPFL, UNIGE, FHNW, UNIBAS, HES-SO, SWITCH) attended the meeting, which focused on the integration of MOOCs into in-campus teaching.

In the morning, Elisabetta Decarli-Frick welcomed the participants and gave a brief introduction to the meeting topic, then the participants in the eMOOCs 2015 Conference shared with the other members their learnings and their impressions. In the afternoon, 3 presentations were given:

  • Structures MOOC at EPFL – Flipping with More than 300 Students on Campus? (Olivier Burdet, EPFL)
  • Digital Vikings or How to Integrate a MOOC into On-Campus Learning (Sandra Schneeberger, UZH)
  • Curricular Integration of MOOCs at the University of Basel (Gudrun Bachmann, UNIBAS)

The next SIG meeting will take place online in December (date to be defined).
More info on the SwissMOOC SIG activities can be found at this page.

Labs’ Dieta 2015 in Vernazza (Cinque Terre)


dieta2015_2On June 15-16, 2015, the traditional “dieta” of eLab, NewMinE Lab, webatelier.net and UNESCO Chair of USI took place in Vernazza, a village in¬†the “Cinque Terre” (Liguria, Italy).

During the 2-day residential seminar the collaborators of the four labs have worked on several projects:

Look at the dieta 2015 album on our Facebook page.

Enrolment for the first MOOC of USI is now open


mooc_USIeTourism: Communication Perspectives” is the title of the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) of USI, promoted by the¬†UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites and¬†developed by eLab.

The online course will be held, in English, by Lorenzo Cantoni, Nadzeya Kalbaska,  Silvia de Ascaniis, and Elena Marchiori, assisted by Emanuele Mele and Jingjing Lin. In this MOOC the world of eToursim will be explored through the tools and models of communication sciences.

The MOOC will be hosted on iversity and will last 8 weeks, from October to November 2015. Enrolment is open and free for all interested participants.

More info and enrolment at this URL: https://iversity.org/en/courses/etourism-communication-perspectives
Watch the trailer on Youtube!

Fourth meeting of the SwissMOOC SIG in Lugano


sig_moocThe 4th meeting of the SIG on SwissMOOCs has been postponed to August 26th, 2015. The meeting will take place at USI Lugano and will focus on the integration of MOOCs into in-class teaching.

Despite MOOCs seem to be originally designed as standalone courses, their introduction into the higher education landscape has expanded the possibilities of course design. We will discuss how MOOCs can be integrated into the curriculum, which are the best practices and which issues and challenges have to be considered.

Anyone who wish to contribute to the discussion presenting his/her experience on this topic is kindly invited to contact the SIG leader, Elisabetta Decarli-Frick.

Click here to register for the event.
Twitter hashtag: #SwissMOOC

Mobile app for Monte Verità published


monte veritàThe mobile app for the Monte Verità Foundation, developed by eLab in collaboration with webatelier.net, has been published.

The multimedia guide of the cultural and conference complex of Monte Verità in Ascona will be presented on Saturday May 30th, during the open day which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Fondazione Monte Verità.

The guide allows to trace the historical evolution of the site presenting audio, video and text contents, available in four languages (Italian, French, German and English) and for any mobile device. Mediaguide Monte Verità can be downloaded from Google Play (for Android) and from the App Store (for iOS).