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Framework for digital economy

12.01.17 / Information society

The report of the Federal Council on behalf the «digital economy» predicts a growing demand on ICT skills. It also announces an in-depth report by June 2017 on the requirements this demand puts upon education. The report will be issued in cooperation with the cantons and the university conference.

www.admin.ch (German)

Serious game on data protection

14.12.16 / 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

First results PISA 2015 Switzerland

06.12.16 / Educational monitoring / PISA

Today the OECD has released the first results from the PISA study 2015. Worldwide 72 countries, including Switzerland, took part in the survey. For the first time, the tests have been computer-based, a cause for a number of questions regarding the comparability of data.

www.edk.ch (German)

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.

www.zhaw.ch

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

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