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Format: 26.05.2020
Format: 26.05.2020

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

ICILS Study 2018

6. November 2019 / /

An international assessment of Year 8 students’ computer skills has found that less than two per cent are able to critically assess information found online. The ICILS Study looked at the computer and information literacy skills of 46,000 students and 26,000 teachers around the world.

www.iea.nl

Spotlight Switzerland

5. November 2019 /

Spotlight Switzerland presents ten exemplary projects that approach digital change as an opportunity and make teaching and learning exciting and effective by means of innovative pedagogical concepts. The winners receive grants summing up to CHF 120,000 to further develop their activities.

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A fresh view of school

31. October 2019 / / /

Scientific findings often only hesitatingly find their way into practice. In addition, schools are faced with a wide variety of demands from society and politics. The current issue of the SNSF magazine, Horizonte, highlights findings that reach the classroom despite all the odds.

horizons-mag.ch

Interoperability Toolkit

22. October 2019 / /

The Consortium for School Network launched a toolkit to help schools improve their interoperability – the seamless sharing of content and services between systems and applications. Interoperability has grown in importance as digital content and e-learning technologies have become more prevalent.

www.cosn.org

European Cyber Security Month

1. October 2019 / /

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.

https://cybersecuritymonth.eu

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