NRP 77 Dialogue event ‘Digital readiness of the Swiss education system’

How can digital skills in the education sector be improved? What infrastructure is needed? What role do universities play in the digital transformation? Research findings from NRP 77 on digital readiness in education will be presented and discussed at the dialogue event.

Start24.09.2024 07:00
End24.09.2024 10:00
VenueBerner Generationenhaus, Rooms: Bubenbergsaal 1 + 2
Bahnhofplatz 2 3011 Bern
Registration deadline13.09.2024

Together with EducaExternal Link Icon, we invite you to the dialogue event ‘Digital readiness of the Swiss education system’. Digital readiness in education refers to the ability of educational institutions, teachers and learners to use digital technologies and resources effectively for learning, teaching and management. This preparedness includes several important components such as equitable access to technology, digital literacy of individuals and the use of digital tools and resources in the classroom.

Selected research teams will present their research findings at the dialogue event. In the subsequent discussion round, practitioners will comment on the results before there will be the opportunity to contribute to the plenary discussion. The event is aimed at representatives of the education sector and cantonal administration, those involved in digitalisation in education and other interested parties.

The presentations will be in the national languages German and French. Participation is free of charge, but the number of places is limited.

The National Research Programme 77 “Digital Transformation” (NRP 77) includes dialogue events on various core topics. Research findings are presented and their practical relevance is discussed at the dialogue events. All dialogue events are open to the public and free of charge.


9:00 - 9:10
Prof. Abraham Bernstein, President of the NRP 77 Steering Committee
9:10 - 9:20
Andreas Klausing, Educa board member and Mathis Brauchbar, Head of Knowledge Transfer, NRP 77
9:20 - 9:35
Short presentation: "Are teachers competent at using digital tools in the classroom?"
Prof. Dorothee Brovelli, Research and Development University of Teacher Education Lucerne
9:35 - 9:50
Short presentation: "What about the digital transformation in upper secondary education?"
Prof. Dominik Petko, Institute of Education, University of Zurich
9:50 - 10:05
Short presentation: "Digital strategies: Universities and disciplines as agents of change"
Dr. Philippe Saner, Post-Doc, Center for Higher Education and Science Studies CHESS, University of Zurich
10:05 - 10:15
Moderated by Mathis Brauchbar, Head of Knowledge Transfer, NRP 77
10:15 - 10:35
Practical considerations
Dr. Etna Krakenberger, Head of Teaching and Digital Officer Teaching, University of Bern; Monica Macary, Co-director proEdu (Latin Switzerland) and Beat A. Schwendimann, Head of the Pedagogical Office, LCH
10:35 - 10:55
Coffee break
10:55 - 11:45
Plenary discussion
Moderated by Mathis Brauchbar, Head of Knowledge Transfer, NRP 77
11:45 - 12:00
Summary and closing remarks
Abraham Bernstein, President of the NRP 77 Steering Committee and Andreas Klausing, Educa board member