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Format: 23.09.2019
Format: 23.09.2019

AI in the context of education

1. March 2019 / /

How can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning be put to work in an educational context and what are the challenges? The white paper from European Schoolnet provides a review of the status of their use on educational portals and in Open Educational Resources (OER) repositories.

www.eun.org

Report: Hacking Online Hate

21. February 2019 / / /

Online hate speech is a growing problem. The report “Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators” provides a definition of what online hate speech is, while developing an education approach that enables children, young people and teachers to understand and respond to it.

www.hackinghate.eu

The launch of ETINCEL

19. February 2019 / /

A new platform called ETINCEL, which will offer free resources in French, is already accessible in Beta version. The platform is co-constructed with industry, for general and vocational education. The platform is currently being tested and will be officially opened in the spring of 2019.

www.reseau-canope.fr

Kindergarten kids to get data protection lessons

1. February 2019 / /

Children in canton Zurich aged as young as 4 to 9 could soon be learning about data protection and privacy issues, in one of the first projects of its kind in Europe. The teaching material has been developed by the Zurich University of Teacher Education.

www.swissinfo.ch

Data protection

28. January 2019 / /

On the occasion of European Data Privacy Day on 28 January, educa.ch has published a new dossier on the subject of data protection. It contains information on the legal foundations together with links and teaching guidelines. It is accompanied by an app with short videos and a glossary.

www.educa.ch

Trends Shaping Education 2019

23. January 2019 / /

The OECD report “Trends Shaping Education 2019” explores major economic, political, social and technological trends affecting the future of education. It aims to inform strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on the challenges facing education.

www.oecd.org

MOOC: The Networked Teacher

22. January 2019 /

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) helps to become a "networked teacher", develop pedagogical digital competence, learn about collaborative and active approaches, share ideas and build a future professional learning network. The course starts on 25.02.2019.

www.europeanschoolnetacademy.eu

FIDES project: new website

18. January 2019 / /

Initial pilots have started, and practical testing is under way. The Fliedermatte school provides a test environment and examples of use. Location and protagonists are fictitious but realistically reflect everyday life at school. See the new website for full details about the project.

fides.educa.ch (German)

11 key readings on children’s data and privacy online

7. January 2019 / /

S. Livingstone, R. Nandagiri and M. Stoilova highlight 11 studies that they have found valuable for insights regarding how children conceptualise privacy, their interactions with digital environments as they negotiate privacy and their understandings of data.

blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject

A happy festive season

20. December 2018 /

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

14. December 2018 /

The new National Research Programme “Digital Transformation” (NRP 77) will investigate the impact of digitalisation on education, at life-long processes and at the institutions pertinent to education. The deadline for the submission of the pre-proposals is 25 February 2019.

www.snf.ch

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

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