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ERIC Number: EJ911750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1027-5207
The "Zurich E-Learning Certificate": A Role Model for the Acquirement of eCompetence for Academic Staff and an Example of a Practical Implementation
Volk, Benno; Keller, Stefan Andreas
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, n1 2010
Since 2002 the "Zurich E-Learning Certificate" offers lecturers and academic staff from the three main universities in Zurich the possibility to take part in a professional development program which supports the acquirement of eCompetence. The program is the result of a cooperation between the University of Zurich (UZH), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and the Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH). In the near future a reform of the program will be realized in order to represent the increased significance of Web 2.0 applications for higher education as well as e-research and e-science for academic staff. Therefore a change of the topics and the different modules of the program will be necessary. Furthermore the didactical concept of the "Zurich E-Learning Certificate" offers a good basis for this change because of the flexible structure and the impact of self-organization for the participants. Based on the concept of this program and on a course in historical science at the UZH as a practical example, this article underlines the necessity for a science-based discussion of adequate didactical concepts how academic staff should become media-savvy and the importance of reflexive learning methods in further education programs to acquire e-Competence. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland