Innovative educational spaces: call for projects SDN9

The university has defined internal calls for projects such as the FIP or the SDN9 project of the Digital Master Plan. You can also create a MOOC or respond to a call for projects from thematic digital universities. The ICSB can help you define your project and write your response to the call for projects.

A call for expressions of interest in thefitting out new educational spacesA new programme for campus space is launched every year since 2016 as part of the Digital Master Plan, SDN9.

These new pedagogical spaces represent an important challenge:

  • to allow students to benefit from spaces adapted to individual or collective work → informal spaces,
  • and to encourage new pedagogical practices in which students are more active → formal spaces.

The university has committed itself to a controlled policy of development of these spaces; the procedure to implement this policy is divided into 3 stages:

  • components show interest in the development of formal or informal spaces,
  • they appoint a project manager for its assembly and implementation,
  • and they undertake to participate in the financing of the project, supported by the university up to a maximum of 50%.

Submitted projects are reviewed by members of the SDN9 Working Group (WG).

After a pre-screening process to ensure that these three conditions are met, the components are supported:

  • for the preparation of the file: CIPE, DOSI, DEPIL, DHSE
  • and change management: ICSB.

A final selection of projects for the WG SDN9 commission takes place, following which the components whose projects are co-financed ensure the implementation of these spaces, their operation, and participate in the development of Aix-Marseille University's development policy by taking into account the use of these spaces and their pedagogical impact(s).

The SDN9 does not finance work that is part of the heritage; nor is it possible to include remuneration in it. Accessibility to persons with reduced mobility (PRM) of the sites to be developed is a condition for the eligibility of any project.

The SDN9 working group falls under the digital scheme; a technological and/or digital dimension is therefore expected in the educational projects submitted.

NB: The call for expressions of interest for 2018-2019 is closed and the next one will be published in the autumn.

Poster SDN9

For further information, you can contact Valérie Caraguel, educational engineer at the ICSB.

To go further on space planning, you can consult these two booklets which have just been published:

  • The first issue of the LEARNINGLAB NETWORK
    Premier cahier du LearningLabNetwork

    This notebook is the first of a future LLN collection.

    It presents good practices and what to avoid when designing and running a LearningLab :

    • How to succeed in your LearningLab in 10 lessons
    • How to miss your LearningLab in 10 lessons

    A production of the LearningLab Network's regional referents

  • THE WHITE PAPER "Protocol for Observing Physical Learning Spaces".

    "This notebook, the result of a collective approach, offers the reader some points of reference for understanding spatial design in its formal and non-formal functions, according to a principle of explicit pedago-spatial alignment. The novelty of this object calls for an analysis of spaces, the principles of which will allow us to understand the reality of possibilities and practices".
    Didier PaquelinFull Professor, Chair of Leadership in Pedagogy in Higher Education
    Livret blanc Obervation dse espaces physiques

    Collective production realized

    as part of the structuring of the LLN network

    supported by the

    Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation



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