Schools and their administrations depend on reliably functioning ICT systems. On the other hand, the protection of data and thus also of the private sphere places high demands on information security. It must ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability, traceability and authenticity of the information.
We advise and support educational stakeholders in evaluating applications, provide a contractual basis in the form of framework agreements and offer guidance for their implementation and operation.
Framework agreements enable institutions of compulsory education, upper secondary level and higher vocational education to purchase services at affordable prices. These agreements create the contractual basis for legally compliant use of the products. They also provide schools and their administrations with a reliable means of obtaining software licenses and online services on consistent and advantageous terms.
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, learning, 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. The overview does not include electronic teaching and learning resources.
Introduction of a collaborative learning platform
Collaborative learning platforms offer numerous opportunities for learning together. However, the individuals responsible face several challenges when introducing them.
Web conferencing solutions
Web conferencing solutions offer an easy means of direct exchange. When using them, there are numerous aspects to consider regarding functionality, legal security and data protection.
Messenger services in the school context
Messenger services present schools with various challenges. We provide advice on their legally compliant use and an overview of messenger services.
Data protection in the context of schools
Data is an increasingly valuable commodity. The protection of this data, and thus the private sphere too, places high demands on all stakeholders.
Whitepaper: “Open-Source Software in Schools”
When offering media education, schools must not primarily teach children about products. Equally importantly, their assignment is also to identify different concepts and alternatives to common solutions. As regards apps, this should be extended to cover proprietary software and open-source software (OSS).