Innovation in teaching
The innovative efforts of many ETH teaching staff, together with student feedback, are generating new teaching methods, formats and scenarios at ETH Zurich. These developments are carried through by dedicated staff and processes.
Together with the Educational Developers in the departments, the LET Innovation Management group fosters innovation in teaching.
New initiatives and complex innovative teaching projects are promoted through Innovedum, a special fund overseen by the Rector.
Innovation in teaching is important to the ongoing development of educators' teaching capabilities. We define innovation as the systematic planning, assessment and promotion of new themes in the areas of teaching and teaching technology. Our goal is to create added value for teaching.
In a flipped classroom students prepare for classroom sessions in advance using digital teaching materials, and classroom time is used for exchange among students and instructors. Learning is more effective as a result. Read blog
Videos in teaching
Videos are omnipresent in our lives and are a very useful way to make teaching more attractive and effective. They convey more information, nuance and emotion than do mere images or audio. They provide insights into strange or new situations. Read more
Interested teaching staff can discover more about ongoing innovation processes at ETH via various blogs, workshops, a database, and through peer networking.
ETH teaching staff have been using web-based learning platforms in teaching for many years. These have a wide range of uses, from the creation of single elements such as videos or quizzes to the design of small modules and entire online courses. At ETH web-based learning platforms are strenthened by their close association with lectures.
TORQUEs: Online courses which augment ETH classroom teaching
TORQUEs (Tiny, Open-with-Restrictions Courses focused on Quality and Effectiveness) are ETH-internal online courses which extend and enhance classroom teaching. Read more
Over the years more than 250 Moodle courses have been produced at ETH. These illustrate a range of possibilities. Moodle is deployed as both a learning and an examination platform. Read more
Innovedum is the brand of the Rector. The name Innovedum is composed of the words 'innovation' and 'education'. Innovedum has the claim: 'Advancing education at ETH'
The annual Innovedum events are a means to discuss Innovedum projects between the project leaders, faculties and members of the teaching commission and the LET (Educational Development and Technology). Read more