Digital technologies and informal learning*


  • Informal learning from an organizational perspective (D. Euler, S. Seufert) (Spring 2012)
  • Informal learning from a communicational perspective (L. Cantoni) (Spring 2012)
  • Enhancement of informal learning, initial and continuing education of learning professionals (M. Eraut) Summer 2012)
  • Instructional design and constructivism - learning networks for professional development (P. Kirschner) (Summer 2012)
  • New modes of reading: digital books and knowledge sharing, paper-based computers (F. Kaplan) (Winter 2012)
  • Learning with mobile technologies across multiple places: museums, cities, field trips (M. Sharples) (Winter 2012)
  • Informal learning in tourism (U. Gretzel) (Spring 2013)
  • Communities of practice as a vehicle for cultivating informal learning (E. Wenger) (Summer 2013)


  • Learning technologies across formal and informal education (P. Dillenbourg) (Spring 2012)
  • Introduction to qualitative research (M. Caiata-Zufferey) (Spring 2012)
  • Introduction to quantitative research (J. Reinhold) (Spring 2012)
  • Qualitative research methods (M. Eraut) (Summer 2012)
  • Meta research (M. Bergman) (Spring 2013)
  • Methodological challenges in designing and investigating innovations in learning (T. Reeves) (Summer 2013)
  • Evaluating learning effectiveness (C. Mcnaught) (Summer 2013)
  • The art of minimalism in pedagogical design (P. Dillebourg) (Winter 2013)
  • Scripting argumentation: scaffolding first and then fading out. (Winter 2013)
  • Exploiting statistical tools (P. Jermann) (Winter 2013)


  • Ph.D. tips and tricks (Red-Ink participants) (Spring 2012)
  • Academic writing (M. Aeschlimann) (Winter 2012)


To register for a class please use the online inscription tool. For further information, please contact Dr. Isabella Rega.


* This specialized doctoral school offers ECTS credit points only for an aggregate of classes called "seminar" which is worth 2 ECTS each. If you want to receive ECTS credit points you need to participate in the whole seminar. Aggregate seminars are as follows: Seminar 1 (Euler, Seufert, Cantoni, Dillenbourg, Caiata-Zufferey, Reinhold) Seminar 2 (Eraut, Kirschner) Seminar 3 (Kaplan, Sharples, Aeschliman) Seminar 4 (Gretzel, Bergman) Seminar 5 (Reeves, Wenger, Mcnaught Seminar 6 (Dillenbourg, Fisher, Jermann).