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Newsletter October 2016

The PIL newsletter is published twice a year (April and October). This is a condensed version in English.

Welcome to PIL!

The PIL Unit is an arena for university-level pedagogical development and interactive learning at the University of Gothenburg.

PIL has a new director

On 12 October, Tomas Grysell started his new job as the director of PIL. He replaced Bengt Petersson, who is retiring. Tomas started working for PIL in 2012. He is a well-known face for those who have participated in the course Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes (HPE201).

Web resource: Teachers' Guide

The Teachers' Guide is a web resource for teachers, tutors and supervisors at the University of Gothenburg. The guide is a part of the Staff Portal and is a collection of links that leads to governing national rules and local policy documents as well as to university-wide resources and contacts. The guide is available in Swedish and English.

Go to the Teachers' Guide

PIL courses offered in English

The spring 2017 PIL courses will open for applications on 9 November. These courses are offered in English:

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1: Basic Course, 5 hec (HPE101)
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2: Subject Field Pedagogy, 5 hec (HPE102)
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3: Applied Analysis, 5 hec (HPE103)
  • Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes, 5 hec (HPE201)

Read more about PIL's courses offered in English

PIL courses offered in Swedish

In the spring of 2017, PIL offers seven courses in Swedish. One of them is a new course: Blended learning och digitala medier i högre utbildning ("Blended Learning and Digital Media in Higher Education"), 5 hec (HPE305).

Read more about PIL's courses offered in Swedish

Interactive web course on academic integrity – the student part is now available in English

PIL and the University Library have developed an interactive web course on academic integrity, aimed at both teachers and students. The student part of the web course is now available in English as well as Swedish. The teacher part is only available in Swedish at this point, but it will be translated into English later on.

Interactive web course, English version

Interactive web course, Swedish version

GU Online 2016

GU Online is an annual mini-conference on internet-based tools in higher education. The target group is university staff. GU Online 2016 will take place on 17 November. The theme: Flip, stream and develop – with focus on the student. The conference language is Swedish, but two presentations will be held in English. One presentation will be held partly in English, partly in Swedish.

Read more about GU Online 2016

Procurement of learning management system

Ten years has passed since the University signed a contract with Ping Pong AB, provider of our learning management system GUL. According to the rules, the time has come to carry out a new procurement. The University has joined NORDUnet's national procurement, which will be carried out during the autumn.

NORDUnet is a Nordic cooperation between the networks in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (SUNET) that are responsible for e-infrastructure in higher education.

If everything works out according to plan, SUNET (Swedish University computer Network) will sign a contract with a learning management system provider when the procurement is completed. As a member of SUNET, the University of Gothenburg may suborder that service. If the University decides that the chosen service doesn't meet our demands and criteria, the University will start its own procurement in 2017.

If there will be a change of learning management system (i.e. another provider than Ping Pong AB wins the procurement), the change will take place during a long period of time, making the transition smooth.

Do you have questions regarding the procurement? Please contact gulsupport@gu.se

Workshops: Teaching with Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a tool for e-meetings. PIL offers workshops on Adobe Connect for teachers. If you want a workshop in English, please contact Svante Eriksson.

Workshops: How to make films

PIL offers workshop for teachers on how to make films for educational purposes. If you want a workshop in English, please contact Svante Eriksson.

GUL Workshops

The GUL Support Team offers workshops in Swedish. If you want to invite the Support Team to meet a team of teachers for a custom GUL training, this can be held in English. The Support Team also offers individual GUL supervision in English. If you are interested in any of these types of GUL training, please send an e-mail to gulsupport@gu.se

The PIL Studio

The PIL studio offers the opportunity for university staff to learn to produce their own teaching material. In the studio you can film and edit lectures, interviews, conversations etc for teaching purposes.

Read more about the PIL studio

About the newsletter

This newsletter is published twice a year – in April and October – and contains news and information on events and new resources. The aim is to involve, engage and get university teaching staff to contribute to pedagogical development at the University of Gothenburg.

Editor: Olof Siverbo

Contact Information

Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning (PIL)

Box 300, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Pedagogen Hus A, Västra Hamngatan 25, Floor 1

+46 (0)31-786 0000

Page Manager: Olof Siverbo|Last update: 10/18/2016

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