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Format: 13.12.2018
Format: 13.12.2018

MOOC: digital cultural heritage

4. December 2018 /

The “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage” MOOC will improve teacher's understanding of Cultural Heritage in order to efficiently integrate cultural heritage into their lessons and practices, regardless of the subject they usually teach.

www.europeanschoolnetacademy.eu

Closing of educanet²

29. November 2018 /

The educanet² platform will shut down at the end of 2020. It was set up in 2004 to encourage the use of ICT in the classroom. Since its launch, needs and the supply of services in the market have changed massively, and there are now many different alternatives.

www.educanet2.ch (German)

STEM campaigns 2019

20. November 2018 / /

The fourth STEM Discovery Week is held 22 to 28 April 2019. This initiative and many more are all compiled in a new flyer published by Scientix. With the help of this new flyer it is now much easier for educators to find activities that fit their school programmes and their areas of interest.

www.scientix.eu

JAMES Study 2018

12. November 2018 / /

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

educa.Biblio – new design

8. November 2018 / /

The educa.Biblio platform for electronic teaching and learning resources now has a new visual identity and functions. The layout has been optimized for mobile devices, while additional search functions based on Lehrplan 21, for example, have made it much easier and faster to find resources.

biblio.educa.ch

SELFIE for schools

29. October 2018 /

SELFIE is a free, easy-to-use tool to help schools assess where they stand with learning in the digital age. It can highlight what’s working well, where improvement is needed and what the priorities should be. The tool is currently available in the 24 official languages of the European Union.

ec.europa.eu

Virtual learning robot for youngsters

22. October 2018 / /

Programming a robot: something most kids would love to do. “RosieReality” makes it possible – even if it’s only in augmented reality. The ETH spin-off plans to use the new technology to teach young kids about programming and robotics.

www.ethz.ch

Guidelines on Exploring and Adapting Learning Spaces in Schools

15. October 2018 /

The Guidelines published in 2017 by the European Schoolnet is now available also in Italian and Spanish. The guidelines and case studies provide school leaders and teachers to consider how learning spaces, technologies and pedagogical approaches can be synthesized in the school environment.

fcl.eun.org

EPFL opens new research center for educational science

10. October 2018 /

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 / /

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 /

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 / /

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

Europe Code Week

6. September 2018 / /

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 / /

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 / /

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

World Education Leadership Symposium (WELS)

20. August 2018 / /

The world symposium on education leadership will be held again at Zug University of Teacher Education from 25 to 27 September 2019. Experts in education practice and theory from 50 countries will exchange ideas on subjects such as responsible leadership, Education 5.0 and innovation in education.

wels.edulead.net

Swiss Internet Governance Forum

23. July 2018 / /

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

International ERI strategy

6. July 2018 /

The Federal Council has approved Switzerland's revised international strategy for education, research and innovation (ERI). The new version pays more attention to topics that have assumed greater significance, such as vocational training or support with the digitization process.

www.admin.ch

Cyber Chronix

2. July 2018 /

The EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) has just launched a mobile game to help raise awareness of privacy risks and data protection rights in a fun and interactive way. The game is designed to introduce young people to concepts including the notion of personal data and the right to be forgotten.

ec.europa.eu

STEM potential in Switzerland

25. June 2018 / /

Compared with other countries, Swiss adolescents, particularly young women, have high STEM potential. This conclusion emerged from a study based on PISA data. Despite regional differences in the education system, STEM potential in all Swiss cantons is high.

www.tandfonline.com

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