Media competence – digital is everywhere
Swisscom supports young people and adults in the healthy and responsible use of media, by way of its offerings through the Swisscom Academy, media courses for parents, teachers and young people and the “Internet for Schools” programme, for instance.
The Swisscom Academy trainers support everyone who wants to make their everyday life easier with the help of smartphones, tablets and Swisscom products. Training courses are held at 16 locations throughout Switzerland. Useful information is also available online. Over the past 15 years, 580,000 participants have attended Swisscom Academy courses, with around 15,000 people attending training courses on the use of modern communications media in 2019. The help videos on social media platforms were accessed over 5.6 million times. This is equivalent to 12.5 years of viewing time for 2019.
Thymio goes to the mountains – and to Altdorf
With Thymio, children learn how computers and robots work. Through play, schoolchildren develop the skills needed to navigate their way in the digital world and to actively manage it. Five school classes comprising 100 pupils from five cantons are taking part in the pilot project called “Thymio goes to the mountains”. A visit to the 5th grade at the Hagen primary school in Altdorf shows how well the children concentrate on the work and how much fun it is when the robot really does what it was designed to do.
Computational thinking is a method of formulating problems and their solutions in such a way that both humans and machines can understand and execute them. This makes it a valuable methodology that can be applied to different types of challenges.
Internet for schools
Since 2002, Swisscom has offered all schools in Switzerland free Internet access and numerous services. At the end of 2019, almost 5,000 schools were taking advantage of this offer. Throughout Switzerland, over one million schoolchildren use Swisscom Internet connections every day. Schulen ans Internet (German)