The new technologies relevant to education are summarized in the portmanteau term EdTech. The use of educational technology can permanently change the learning experience and open up new possibilities in learning content delivery. Accordingly, educational technology appears in a wide variety of forms and manifestations. The term covers everything from initiatives concerned with optimizing basic processes in education to the use of new hardware and software. New technologies can emerge directly in the education sector or be selectively adapted from other sectors. However, educational technology must always be thoroughly checked for conformity with data protection laws and its fundamental suitability in the classroom before being used in Switzerland.
We track current and relevant educational technology in Switzerland and explore the latest developments to provide early and comprehensive information to educational stakeholders and assist decision-making processes.
Educa’s web-based Navigator app (navi.educa.ch) presents the functions and scope of applications currently available on the market. An overview of work, organization, communication and collaboration tools used in the education sector in Switzerland is intended to assist individuals responsible in schools and school administrations in their search and selection.
Blockchains in education
Blockchain technology is often associated with cryptocurrencies. But this technology is also the source of a revolution that could change the education system. Our Educa dossier on "Blockchains in education" explores possible applications to highlight the potential for innovation.