Democratic processes and political behavior (IP18)
In order to support teaching in political science at Swiss universities, the project has developed an e-learning course on the Swiss political system. This new, completely bilingual (German/French) teaching unit focuses on students at bachelor level and integrates theory, case studies and exercises using real world data on democratic decision-making processes in Switzerland. After two successful tests in summer 2007 at the Universities of Zurich and Geneva, the course is now ready to be integrated into the curriculum of various universities.
The course is available on the OLAT e-learning platform (www.olat.uzh.ch), which is the strategic e-learning-environment of the University of Zurich, but it will be accessible for students and teachers of all partner-universities.
The project is part of the Swiss Federal Program “Swiss Virtual Campus” (SVC) that promotes Internet-supported learning at university level.
More information on the project:
- E-learning: how to transfer knowledge on democracy and promote cooperation in university teaching , NCCR Democracy Newsletter No. 4, November 2007