During the 2021-22 academic year, the teaching team of the "Introduction to educational technologies" course organized and set up two reports broadcast in real time on Zoom to students. The first course report took place at the Centre Interprofessionnel de Simulations (UNIGE, HUG, HEDS, IMAD) and was designed to present the practice and technological equipment used during training courses, and to introduce the center's general mode of operation. It thus replaced a traditional course on simulations. The second intervention took place in a primary school classroom, where the interactive whiteboard was heavily used by the teacher. These two courses have been renewed for 2022-23, and supplemented by two other courses: the use of tablets in the classroom and digital manufacturing, at the University's Fac Lab. A final reportage course involved a visit to Uni-Dufour's servers to demonstrate the materiality of digital technology and raise awareness of its ecological consequences.
When creating a teaching scenario, the teacher selects specific topics to introduce to students. In the "Introduction to educational technologies" course syllabus, for example, a section was dedicated to simulation. In order to give students a true picture of what a simulation involving digital equipment in an authentic setting is all about, the teacher contacted and exchanged ideas with the management of the Centre Interprofessionnel de Simulation. At the beginning of the year, students are given a schedule for the course (which is totally distance learning), informing them that the course in report format will take place synchronously. Indeed, the aim of this format is not only to introduce the use of the tool, but also to invite students to interact with the professional "interviewee".
The reportage course lasts around 1 hour, and is generally followed by 15-20 minutes of distance lecturing by the teacher on the theme of the reportage course, recalling the theoretical principles and building on the previous reportage session.