Media competence

Europe Code Week

6. September 2018 / Event / Media competence

EU Code Week, which runs from 6 to 21 October, aims to encourage people in all age groups to learn how to code and teach them the basics in a fun way. Workshops will be offered all over Europe. Events taking place in Switzerland are listed on the website.

codeweek.eu

2018 Youth Barometer

30. August 2018 / Publication / Media competence

The Credit Suisse report examines the attitudes of young people between 16 and 25 in Brazil, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA. It is apparent that the digital native generation takes an ambivalent view of the digital revolution.

www.credit-suisse.com

Digital Day 2018

27. August 2018 / Media competence / STEM

How is digitization changing our world view? How does it influence our everyday lives? On 25 October, at 12 locations in Switzerland, our second Digital Day will bring the topic of digitization to life. Topics range from Education. Work 4.0, data, health and mobility through to media and news.

www.digitaltag.swiss

Data protection game

14. May 2018 / Didactical resource / Media competence

Developed by Canada’s Center for Digital and Media Literacy, the game Data Defenders gives young people an introduction to management and protection of their personal data on websites and in apps. It is available in French and English and accompanied by a guideline for teachers.

habilomedias.ca

Seven policies for the school of tomorrow

12. February 2018 / Publication / Media competence

economiesuisse published (in the national languages) seven pieces of advice, on how education policies can help the education system to successfully make the digital transformation. One example: the disciplines mathematics and German in primary school should be taught by digital means.

www.economiesuisse.ch (German)

JAMESfocus «Movies, Games and YouTuber»

7. February 2018 / Publication / Media competence

The third in-depth report (in German) on the JAMES Study focuses on favourite movies, games and YouTubers of Swiss adolescents between 12 and 19 years of age. They are put into context with textual and gender preferences as well as youth media protection in the sense of age rating control.

www.zhaw.ch

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

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