Dienstag, 11. Juni 2024
09:30 - 12:00
UniDistance Suisse & online, Schinerstrasse 18, 3900 Brig


“Diversity makes a key contribution to excellence in Swiss research and teaching. Taking into account and promoting equal opportunities and diversity in all their dimensions is therefore a cross-cutting issue that affects all Swiss universities equally” (Swissuniversities).

This event will help you gain practical insights and innovative strategies to enhance accessibility and inclusion within your modules.

Through short activities, Maud Aspart and Vincent Groff will first help you gain a better understanding of some of the challenges your students may face. Then, Mychelle Pride will share her experience in supporting online students and give you some proven tools and approaches that are easy to implement to better support your students, in particular in a distance learning environment. 

By the end of the event, you will have deepened your understanding of diversity in higher education and feel confident in your ability to address these questions.


Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
Online and on-campus (UniDistance Suisse, Brigue)

9:00 - 9:30Doors open, coffee and croissants
9:30 - 10:30Workshop activities (on-campus and online)
10:30 - 10:50Coffee break
10:50 - 12:00Conference (on-campus and online)


With more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, Mychelle Pride’s work has focused on widening participation and enabling students to achieve to the best of their abilities, with a particular interest in equity, diversity and inclusion. In her current role as Academic Director, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Students at the Open University UK, Mychelle provides learning, teaching and assessment direction aimed to enhance the study experience. At the OU UK, Mychelle implemented a staff development programme ‘Unlearn and Learn’ which upskills staff in diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Trainer of trainers, Maud Aspart specialist in training engineering and communication (oral, written, digital), she accompanies teachers in their reflection on the use of digital technology in the design of devices and the conduct of teaching projects.

Vincent Groff works for EDUDL+ at UniDistance as a specialist collaborator on techno-pedagogical aspects of teaching and e-learning. Previously, he was a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist with a focus on handicaps, assistive technologies, and rehabilitation. He is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.


This event is part of the project Future University: Developing the digital skills of teachers and students conducted by the University of Lausanne and UniDistance Suisse. It is funded by swissuniversities as part of the P-8 programme,Strengthening digital skills in education, 2021-2024.

Training events and resources for the development of digital skills for teaching and learning will be carried out and shared throughout the project.

For more information: https://wp.unil.ch/digitalskills/


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