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Format: 02.07.2020
Format: 02.07.2020

Framework contract with Threema

2. July 2020 / /

Threema and educa.ch signed a framework contract for educational institutions in Switzerland regarding the purchase of licenses. It enables the use of the «Threema Work» messenger service under uniform commercial and legally secure conditions.

www.educa.ch

Framework contract with Microsoft

16. June 2020 / /

After lengthy negotiations, Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd. and educa.ch have signed the new framework contract for schools in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The agreement defines the legally compliant use and financial terms for the purchase of licenses.

www.educa.ch

New website of the Future Classroom Lab

8. June 2020 /

The Future Classroom Lab website has a new look. The website provides you with information on activities linked with innovative teaching and flexible learning environments, such as the network of learning labs, webinars, related projects, Future Classroom Toolkit and many more.

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Future Skills

27. May 2020 / /

Education is intended to prepare children and young people for the future. It currently appears uncertain, however, what this future will be like. The new GDI study «Future skills» outlines four scenarios for the year 2050 and identifies the skills needed for these futures.

www.gdi.ch

The 2019 MIKE Study

26. May 2020 /

In their free time, primary school children in Switzerland have a preference for playing and sports activities. This is a finding of the new MIKE Study, which was conducted before the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, television and playing electronic games are important media activities.

www.zhaw.ch

New stories from everyday digital life

13. May 2020 / /

The national prevention campaign to highlight the dangers posed by everyday digital life is being expanded to include twelve new comic strip stories. The comics act as guidelines for teachers wishing to discuss all aspects of everyday digital life with young people and offe

www.websters.swiss

Framework contract with Google

29. April 2020 / /

Google Ireland Limited and educa.ch have negotiated a framework contract for the purchase of licenses for schools in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The agreement defines the legal use of and financial terms for the purchase of «G Suite Enterprise for Education».

www.educa.ch

School Barometer

15. April 2020 /

There is a big difference in the amount of time pupils are spending at their studies during the corona school closures. Some children are doing five or more hours a day, others just one or two. This is one of the main findings of the School Barometer, led by the University of Teacher Education Zug.

www.swissinfo.ch

Educreators – Shapers of the future

3. April 2020 /

The future of education is co-created by school teachers who take digital transformation as an opportunity to design future-fit learning environments in a sound pedagogical way. To support positive change in education, Educreators offers grants to 10 selected projects leading the way into the futur

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Digital Education Pioneers

21. February 2020 / /

In order to help new digital learning and teaching arrangements achieve a breakthrough, Gebert Rüf Stiftung supports pioneers at the primary and secondary I level with exemplary bottom-up initiatives or cooperations with school external partners to serve as role models for the school of the future.

www.grstiftung.ch

OER: Quality criteria and quality instruments

14. February 2020 / /

The with paper from European Schoolnet offers a short evaluation of the variety of quality criteria used in OER and some of the methods and practices in use to ensure quality. The aim is to provide a useful resource to repository owners and managers seeking to develop and improve on their services.

lre.eun.org

EU Kids Online 2020

11. February 2020 / /

The new report «EU Kids Online 2020» maps the risks and opportunities of the internet for children in Europe. Among many other findings, the survey shows that the time children now spend online varies between about two hours per day (Switzerland) and three-and-a-half hours (Norway).

www.eukidsonline.ch

OECD report: Teenagers’ career expectations

5. February 2020 /

Huge changes to the world of work over the past two decades have made little impact on teenagers’ career expectations according to a OECD report. The surveys show that too many teenagers are ignoring or are unaware of new types of jobs that are emerging, particularly as a result of digitalisation.

www.oecd.org

UNESCO: Guidelines on the development of OER policies

27. January 2020 / /

The new guidelines for policy-makers and other stakeholders lay out steps to review, analyse, develop, implement and measure a context-relevant OER policy. The guidelines describe the process for designing and implementing OER policy in seven chapters, each representing a clear phase in the process.

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Guidelines to create learning labs

16. January 2020 / /

The new guide from European Schoolnet will help you to undertake a journey through the four-stage process essential to build a new learning lab: from the initial thought, through planning and implementation to use and evaluation of the impact of your own learning lab.

fcl.eun.org

How a Swiss programme is teaching online privacy to children

14. January 2020 /

Swiss data protection officials say children as young as four years old should be taught about data security and privacy. The Canton of Zurich recently released what could be the world’s first set of educational materials on data security and privacy for younger primary school pupils.

www.swissinfo.ch

A happy festive season

19. December 2019 /

We wish all our visitors a very merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous and inspiring new year! We're taking this opportunity to thank you for all the interest and confidence you have shown once again in us and our projects in the course of the year.

www.educa.ch

National Research Programme «Digital transformation»

18. December 2019 /

The National Research Programme «Digital transformation» (NRP 77) is underway with 37 projects. The projects will investigate the impact of digitalisation on education and at life-long learning. NRP 77 will launch a second call in December 2019 to fill specific research gaps.

www.nfp77.ch

MOOC: digital cultural heritage

11. December 2019 /

The «Europeana in your classroom» MOOC will improve teacher’s understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate this topic into their lessons and practices, regardless of the subject they usually teach. The course starts on 13.01.2020.

www.europeanschoolnetacademy.eu

educa.job to be discontinued at the end of 2019

8. November 2019 /

Apart from the educa.ch agency’s realignment, an analysis of the situation has shown that the educa.Job portal cannot fulfil current security requirements and that the content would require readjustment. This led to our decision to close the portal on 31.12.2019.

job.educa.ch

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