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University of Basel

Languages and Digital Media

Two of the University’s central services are united under one roof at Totentanz 17 and 18: the Language Center and the New Media Center. Both have been supporting members of the University of Basel professionally and with extensive experience in languages and digital media since 2003.

The Language Center (Totentanz 17) offers members of the University of Basel services related to language acquisition, the development of language competences and the writing process. It supports continuous education in languages, internationalization and mobility by facilitating and promoting the acquisition of key competences. In addition, priority is given to multilingual and communicative competences for academic and professional contexts. Language instruction is customized to the needs of commissioning departments and faculties, be it in the organization or in the way events are conducted. This involves on-going flexibility, quality assessment and close cooperation with partners in projects.

The New Media Center (Totentanz 18) supports digital learning, teaching and knowledge transfer on university level with the professional production of digital media. Its services are at the disposal of all teaching staff and departments of the University of Basel. Its experience in the pilot production and overall coordination of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has endowed it with key insights and a broad range of tools. This allows the New Media Center to collaborate closely with partners in developing the type of contents that contributes to mastering the digital turn in education.

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