Media competence

EPFL creates COS

6. December 2017 / Media competence / Continuing education

The online school of the EPFL Lausanne created a new type of academic diploma with its «Certificate of Open Studies (COS)». It offers several extra-occupational programmes for students wanting to imrpove their skills in the area of new technologies without prior studies.

actu.epfl.ch

GirlsCoding: Yes, we can!

14. November 2017 / Media competence / STEM

GirlsCoding was created at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne by a group of graduate students. Their goal is to motivate kids -- and especially girls – for computer science. Workshops initiate 9–12 years old kids in interconnected unplugged activities and coding exercises.

girlscoding.org

Mobility of the Future

24. November 2017 / Didactical resource / Media competence

In their new exhibition, the Verkehrshaus Schweiz, the Swiss transport museum, and the Swiss Federal Railways present an outlook to future transport. The exhibition explores smartphone-based journey guiding, autonomous driving, e-mobility and the future of railway stations.

www.verkehrshaus.ch

No new regulatory measures for social media

12. May 2017 / Media competence

In its status report the Federal Council came to the conclusion that there is no requirement for new regulatory measures for social media. The Federal Department of Home Affairs is working on an improvement of the protection of minors in the media. The draft bill should be ready by the end of 2017.

www.admin.ch

Motion Campaign for computer sciences

4. May 2017 / Media competence

The Science, Education and Culture Committee has launched a motion for a campaign in computer sciences of the Confederation and the cantons in the educational fields of schooling, data monitoring and research. The campaign aims at enabling children to change from user to producer competencies.

www.parlament.ch

Education Digital

24. January 2017 / Media competence / STEM / Continuing education

Education Digital is a national initiative by digitalswitzerland for the promotion of Swiss enterprises in the digital sector. The non-commercial platform offers a transparent overview on initial and continuing education offers in the digital field from over 20 public and private providers.

www.educationdigital.ch

Serious game on data protection

14. December 2016 / Didactical resource / Media competence

Datak is a free serious game from RTS, the French-speaking tv-programme, which aims to raise public awareness of the implications of data protection and Big Data. In the game, young people from 15 years meet with everyday decisions on the publication of their personal data.

www.datak.ch

JAMES Study 2016

9. November 2016 / 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.

www.zhaw.ch

Hack the City 2016

9. August 2016 / Event / Media competence

On the evening of 26 August, the open-air hackathon for all age groups starts in Chiasso. The participants have 48 hours to realize their ideas on the event's motto «Living a City in the Digital Era». People without programming skills are also encouraged to attend. Tickets available until 23 August.

www.hackthecity.ch

Mobile off, thoughtfulness on

18. May 2016 / Information society / Media competence

By this motto Swisscom has announced a day of undivided attention to people instead of media for the 20 May. It's not against smartphones but for a responsible attitude towards digital media. The company's philosophy postulates that time off from digital media is part of media literacy.

www.swisscom.ch

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