The Swiss Virtual Campus (SVC) launched in 2000 with the goal of promoting an information society in Switzerland.
BiographyPierre-Yves Burgi is in charge of the Information, Communication, and Educational Technology (ICET) Unit (http://www.unige.ch/stic/ntice) at the Information System Department of the University of Geneva. The ICET unit focuses on Teaching and Learning, Research, and Collaboration. Activities include both technological and didactic aspects. Pierre-Yves Burgi received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1992. His doctoral studies were followed by a five-year post-doctoral period in visual neurosciences with the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA (USA), and with the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse (France). From 1997 to May 2003, he was with the Advanced Microelectronics Division of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, Neuchatel, Switzerland, where he conducted research on time-domain processing of visual information for the development of fast silicon vision systems. Since June 2003, he has headed the ICET unit, University of Geneva. Pierre-Yves Burgi's interests include personal learning environments, digital copyrights in education, multimedia, Open Educational Resources, innovation in learning/teaching, and long-term archiving of digital material. Besides being member of the LERU eLearning working group and COIMBRA eLearning task force, he is also currently serving as a reviewer for the EDUCAUSE Quarterly Journal and as the President of the Swiss Educational Technology Working Group. My list of publications: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=pierre-yves+burgi&hl=en&lr=&start=0&sa=N A last word: my hobby is volcanology, visit my Website http://www.amazonie.ch/volcan
Online education encompasses a variety of technologies, one of which is lecture capture—a long-standing practice at the University of Geneva.