In a nutshell


Barbara Class is a research and teaching collaborator at Tecfa, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. She teaches qualitative research methodology in the Master of Science in Learning and Teaching Technologies; research approaches in the the pre-doctoral training for research in digital education, DU REN; and offers a course on the distance learning coordinator in the e-learning continuing education programme.
Her research interests include teaching and learning research methodology; designing and implementing on-line or blended learning programmes, mainly with a design based research approach; and active learning and teaching strategies.
She also works as instructional designer and distance learning coordinator at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting since 2004.

Contact: Barbara.Class@unige.ch

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5461-2307


PhD in Educational Sciences. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, TECFA, University of Geneva ˙ August 2009

Post graduate degree in Educational Technologies, TECFA, University of Geneva ˙ November 2002
MA of Arts in French, English and Spanish language and literature, University of Lausanne ˙ June 1996
French Baccalaureat A (Literary studies), Lycee francais de la Marsa, Tunisia ˙ June 1990

Work at Tecfa - University of Geneva

Research collaborator ˙ 2000 - today
Part time lecturer ˙ 2014 - today
Teaching and research assistant ˙ 2000 - 2004

Work at Faculty of Translation and Interpreting - University of Geneva

Instructional designer and pedagogical advisor for the Translation Department ˙ e-Ba in Multilingual Communication for Arabic language ( first intake : Automn 2019) ˙ 2017 - today
Instructional designer and pedagogical advisor for the Interpreting Department ˙ 2004 - today


Projects in the making


I am currently working on two research projects that are in the making and for which we are applying for funding.

RESET-Francophone (REleve Scientifique, Education et Technologies) is a projet in research education. For more information, please visit the project's webpage.


Sharing Competencies in transcultural Spaces (SCOPE) studies educational and transcultural exchange processes taking place in the context of LECU and SINAN. The aim of this research project is to describe and understand how, in the research site of the two mentioned academic network projects, pedagogical knowledge, competencies and practices of academics at teacher training universities are shared, discussed, adapted and appropriated to serve in different contexts. This project examines the exchange of experiences among peers in an international community of practice from an equal expert status and catalyzed through networked meetings.

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