Projects (old)


Social Mobile Media to educate, connect & empower Frontline Health Workers in Nigeria, Zambia and South Africa. A Swiss National Science Foundation (r4d) project in collaboration with the Universities of Ibadan, Zambia and Western Cape. Project website  snf
Documenting and sharing engineering knowledge: Developing video-based knowledge management solutions for the installation and maintenance of drinking water systems in rural Nepal -with RIDS Nepal and Switzerland. Nepal
Sharing Knowledge for Action: Using Web 2.0 to strengthen the North-South Network of Agriculture and Food Security. Backstopping mandate for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. ak



UNESCO study: A lifeline to learning: Leveraging mobile technology for refugees. Understanding the potential of mobile technology to support learning and teaching for refugees. (in publication)
The role of mobile social media in education & learning. A Swiss National Science Foundation mobility-project with community health workers in Malawi in cooperation with the Columbia University New York and the UCL Institute of Education, London. Oct 2014-April 2016. More in English and in German.


Piloting the implementation of mobile technology into schools in rural Zimbabwe. An applied research project. In co-operation with World Vision, Mpumelelo High School and Bred Youth Center  bulabayo
Improving Education of Health Workers in disadvantaged areas of South Africa by means of Social and Mobile Media. A KFH/DC project with the School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Project website  
Analysis and piloting of  Personalized Working- and Learning-Environments. (Learning Infrastructure). Information scientifique: accès, traitement et sauvegarde. In co-operation with SUPSI(IFeL) and Universities of Geneva, Bern, Basel and Fribourg. Project website  net
Social media in teaching and learning scenarios in higher education. Research project and strategic initiative of FHNW (Membership in Sounding Board). Consortium: Schools of Business, Applied Psychology and for Teacher Education. Project website.  
Harnessing mobiles to address intercultural communication problems in health care. A project from the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Partners: IOE, London Metropolitan University, Linnaeus University and Volkshochschule Augsburg. (link)
MobileMed: designing and researching a mobile, work-based collaboration and learning system in the clinical context. Project partners: University Hospital Basel, University Basel, FHNW, AMTS, Agfa Healthcare. Projekt link. mm
learning.lab projects: coordination of various projects in the context of Swiss Higher Education, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Project overview
Medical Education & Technology-enhanced Learning in developing countries: Partners: University Zürich, Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital Kathmandu University. More …
Swiss Network of Educational Innovation: Diverse studies on the use of mobile technology in school settings. snbi
C3- Connect- Create -Collaborate: A project of the Swiss Network of educational innovation on innovative forms of netbook use by children in primary school age.  Brief programme sheet.
SAP Business Transformation Academy & Thought Leadership Network: trans- and interdisciplinary research on organisational transformation by SAP consultants, business partners and researchers. Development of trainings and of a Business Transformation Methodology.Programme flyer.. bta
Book project: Pachler, N., Pimmer, C., & Seipold, J. (Eds.). (2011). Work-Based Mobile Learning. Concepts and Cases. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter-Lang. Review from Gary Woodill
mLeap: Mobile Learning and Performance in enterprises, in cooperation with Swiss universities and companies: ETH Zürich, University of St. Gallen, University of Zürich, Switch, edunovum, Credit Suisse and Novartis. Project website..  

ITIM Online: Swiss Virtual Campus e-learning projects in the field of Information Technology and Information Management. Partners: FHNW, University of Basel, University of Applied Sciences Sciences Berne and Boston College. Project website..
Vida Nueva: Educational and vocational programmes with vulnerable children and young people at the non-profit organisation Vida Nueva in rural Costa Rica. Organisation Website.
E-government project: political and organisational scenarios for the future, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria  ars_electronica_center