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JAMES Study 2016

09.11.16 / Publication / Media competence

The results of the latest study on media use of young people in Switzerland shows that the young take 25% more time in the internet than two years ago. Smartphones and flat rates have made the internet part of everyday life. More developments: Instagram and Snapchat have overtaken Facebook.

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Worlddidac Award for «My Bourbaki Panorama»

08.11.16 / Didactical resource

The app on the famous Lucerne Bourbaki Panorama is a pioneer project in history teaching. It takes history right into the virtual era and on to your tablet. It has been developed in collaboration with Lucerne’s teacher university and offers a teacher’s manual, portraits and a set of tasks.

www.bourbakipanorama.ch

Youth barometer 2016: generation stress?

10.10.16 / Publication / Information society

The 2016 Credit Suisse Youth Barometer illustrates how the growing variety of goals in life and the more and more widespread use of smartphones and apps are increasingly turning young people surveyed in Switzerland, Brazil, Singapore, and the US into a «stress generation».

www.credit-suisse.com

UZH Digital Society Initiative

16.09.16 / Programme and project / Information society

This research initiative of the University of Zurich is aimed at «pooling and building on UZH’s expertise for critical, interdisciplinary reflection and innovation across the board in the digitization of society and science.» During the launch phase new fields of research will be developed.

www.media.uzh.ch

Interim solution for Erasmus+ extended

08.09.16 / International

The Federal Council has extended the 2014–2016 interim solution for Swiss participation in individual projects of Erasmus+ by one year, thus providing interested Swiss nationals the opportunity to participate in European mobility and cooperation projects until the end of 2017.

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Plateforme on digitization in Switzerland

06.09.16 / Information society

ICTswitzerland has launched an online platform which informs on the state of digitization in Switzerland, among other topics on Skilled Workers & Education. Here, the implementation of the subject «Media and Informatics» in the curriculum Lehrplan 21 is described as a must for the country’s future.

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