Monitoring the digital education area

In the framework of education monitoring, the work programme of collaboration in education 2017–2020 (BIZ) aims to facilitate the systematic acquisition of useful information concerning the steering of the area of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education.


A variety of reports and surveys on the integration of ICT into education provide an international, national, regional and cantonal inventory of existing measures, trends, issues and perspectives. Whatever their scale, these surveys – ADELE, JAMES, MIKE, ICILS or EU-KIDS Online – provide information which is not otherwise available and help to focus on the needs of the education system.

Further studies

CILS 2013 (International Computer Information and Literacy Study)

The ICILS research project is an international comparative study in which more than 20 countries participate, including Switzerland. It uses computer-based tests to evaluate pupils’ ability at the end of compulsory education to live in the information society by analyzing their capacity to use new media in and out of school. The national survey covered 3'325 pupils, 910 teachers and 144 school principals and persons responsible for ICT. The survey put Swiss pupils in 9th place among their international peers, a middle-ranking result. The frequency of ICT use and standard of ICT infrastructure in schools were classified as below average.


EU KIDS Online 2012

1'000 Swiss children and adolescents between nine and sixteen, along with their parents, were assessed for the EU Kids Online: Suisse survey. The results show that the probability of young people getting themselves into dangerous situations online increases with age. In comparison with other European countries, children and young people in Switzerland surf somewhat less than average. However they do use mobiles, mostly smartphones. This means that they have access to problematic content, and are able to publish information, at any time and in any place. The survey indicates that knowing how to use the internet in a responsible and safe way is seen as paramount and that parents think that schools have their part to play in this regard.

Hermida, M. (2013): EU KIDS Online: Schweiz. Schweizer Kinder und Jugendliche im Internet: Risikoerfahrungen und Umgang mit Risiken

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