do you Know Pele? No, not in this case, the Brazilian football legend. The four letters are the sober acronym for Personal Electronic Learning Environment. Even if Pele continues considerably less emotion than Pele, so I hope that you read the following column to the end (time required: about four minutes).

The learning environment, Pele originated at the ETH out of a need, hundreds of students from the natural Sciences and the basics of programming to teach. And to do it efficiently, individually and professionally. Pele is associated with an E-Tutorial that introduces students in five modules by the course: First, you will learn the basic concepts, practice them, then apply in the specific context of their studies and the lessons learned will explain, finally, in a delivery call to the Assistants that take care of you through the course.

The student of the health Sciences is trying, with your newly acquired knowledge of computer science a spreading disease, to calculate the Student of the environmental Sciences, there is a sea current. The lecturers, in turn, obtained by the built-in analysis capabilities valuable clues as to when, how, and how long is learned, or what the steps are particularly difficult. With the learning environment beginners from five Departments to work more than 1000 study. The E-Tutorial is now also used by other universities or high schools.

Electronic testing there is at ETH Zurich for twelve years,

The way of how we acquire Knowledge and pass it on, has changed considerably since I went to school. Flipped Classroom, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Blended Learning, are just some of the keywords for new forms of knowledge that have changed the teaching at the universities.

since 2007 at ETH Zurich electronic exams. Since 2012, the EduApp, which can benefit students directly in the lecture, for Feedback and questions. And, since 2018, the pharmacy HoloLens glasses and Mixed uses Reality in your internship, in order to explain the basic principles of proteins.

200 projects – small and large – have found in the past 15 years, the entrance into the classroom. Ideas that enliven the teaching and learning experience to enrich, to be awarded under the auspices of rector Sarah Springman. So, the above has mentioned, and in the Department of computer science-developed learning environment the Kite-Award – our award for innovations in teaching.

technology is the people never

replace Digital media and web-based technologies to create added value and are an integral part of the teaching: you open new dissemination channels, making the study individually adjustable, allow for data-driven insights into the learning progress and much more.

the technique is not so great also, the people you can replace. No machine can compensate for Motivation, teaching skill, and credibility of a good teacher, a good teacher. And so, the interaction between Professor and graduate student, between assistant and student remains, even today, still indispensable. Learning is a social activity and it is here to stay. Pele alone is not sufficient thus. As well as Pele’s teaching.