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JAMES Study 2018

12. November 2018 / Publication / Information society

Young people mainly communicate via Instagram, WhatsApp or Snapchat on their mobile phone. Only one in five adolescents now use Facebook regularly. These are the findings of the 2018 JAMES study conducted by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Swisscom.

www.zhaw.ch

EPFL opens new research center for educational science

10. October 2018 / Information society

EPFL inaugurate this Wednesday, October 10 the LEARN Center for Learning Sciences. The Center will promote innovation in teaching and help formulate responses to the challenges being created by our society’s digital transformation.

epfl.ch

European Cyber Security Month

8. October 2018 / Event / Information society

The EU’s annual awareness campaign takes place each October across Europe. The aim is to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organizations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.

cybersecuritymonth.eu

Research programme launched

24. September 2018 / Information society

The Federal Council has launched a research programme on the subject of digital transformation. The "Education, Learning and Digital Change" section will consider the effects of digitization on education and develop strategies for successful further development of the education system.

www.admin.ch

New guidelines for digital Switzerland

11. September 2018 / Publication / Information society

The Federal Council has approved its 2018 "Digital Switzerland" strategy for the next two years. The strategy defines objectives and guidelines regarding digitization in all areas of life, such as education and research, business and e-government.

www.admin.ch

Swiss Internet Governance Forum

23. July 2018 / Event / Information society

The Swiss Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Bern on 20 November 2018 and gives individuals from the worlds of politics, business, management and science an opportunity to exchange their ideas on digitization. Topics for discussion should be submitted by 31 August 2018.

www.igf.swiss

#digitale21: Retrospective

7. June 2018 / Information society

At the #digitale21 in April in Lugano, representatives from business, science and education discussed the effects of digitization on training, teaching and work. It resulted in ten recommendations from the Swiss Academies that summarized the findings of the symposium.

www.digitale21.ch

European Schoolnet on Twitter

22. March 2018 / Information society

Future Classroom Lab has created the channel «@fcl_euschoolnet » to share innovative pedagogical practices and news regarding educational trends, technologies and training events happening at the innovative learning space in Brussels.

twitter.com/fcl_euschoolnet

WEF panel on digital transformation

1. February 2018 / Information society

digitalswitzerland held a WEF breakfast with Swiss President Alain Berset on digital transformation. The high-level panel discussed data protection as well as the role of the state in ethical and economic questions. Berset wants Switzerland to be an «innovation driver» instead of a «copycat nation».

digitalswitzerland.com

Digital Lives

8. January 2018 / Information society

The Swiss National Science Foundation promotes research projects in humanities and social sciences on the effects of digital transformation in all areas of our lives. In this context, the SNSF also supports pilot projects with a maximum duration of 18 months.

www.snf.ch

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