MoMo #37: Mobile Education

When: 16th of June 2014 in Fribourg

Where: The Safe Gallery, Banque Cantonale de Fribourg, Boulevard de Pérolles 1, 1700 Fribourg

What happened during our last event ?


In collaboration with IT Valley Fribourg and Publiwide.

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Introduction: (Presentation here)
Maybe no-one can deny how mobile communication technologies have changed our private and professional lives… but what about our kids? Even at the tender age of 4 they know already how to unlock your smartphone and how to start to playing with the few available games! Then at the age of 8 they already start chatting and communicating on a tablet. At the age of 12 parents have no idea any more about what their kids are doing with their laptop and smartphone during so many hours!
So what about our education system? Is it ready to support these new trends and these new challenges? What is the current situation in public schools, and how does this compare with private schools with more budgets for these trends? And what will be available tomorrow, and in 5 years from now?
These are some of the questions that we will try to answer during our next MobileMonday event in Fribourg. So just come along and join us…


Thierry Maire, director, GYB – Gymnase intercantonal de la Broye, Payerne.
Director since GYB’s birth in 2005, Thierry is also member of the Committee of the Conférence Suisse des directeurs d’école de commerce. He has worked as teacher during many years. He has also dealt with the basic teaching of didactics in computer sciences for the teachers of canton de Vaud.

His talk: (Presentation here) iGYB lets students bring their own devices during courses. Some students have tablets and others use laptops. To launch such a pilot project isn’t obvious for a public school. One has to solve legal, technical and financial problems even before dealing with the educational content. These questions are crucial elements for the success of the project. Then one can finally examine the merits and limits of the laptop- tablet for learning tasks!

Fabrice Clément, Education Manager at megahertz
Fabrice Clément is responsible for the “Education & SMB” team and a member of the board of Megahertz Computer in Villars-sur-Glâne. Megahertz Computer, an Apple Solution Expert partner in Education since September 2009, is very active in supporting and achieving mobility project in the field of education in Fribourg. It focused upon the release of the iPad in the spring of 2010 on its advantages and implications in the educational world. Having trained as a system engineer, Fabrice Clément then evolved into consulting and business development. Under a Federal Diploma ICT and many technology certifications (Apple, HP and Microsoft), he had the opportunity to initiate and conduct several iPad integration projects in schools from primary to secondary II.

His talk: (Presentation here) The arrival of the tablet in the educational world brings new ways to teach and upsets practices. These new means of education must be supported by technology and flawless organization to ensure a rewarding experience for teachers and students

Nicolas Martignoni, director of fri-tic, Haute École Pédagogique de Fribourg
He is the director of the fri-tic centre of the University of Teacher Education in Fribourg, Switzerland. fri-tic is a competence centre responsible for all aspects related to media and information & communication technology for instruction in the Canton of Fribourg.

His talk (Presentation here) will be about the analysis fri-tic recently conducted on the usage of tablets in Education.

Adrian Hirst, Science Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator and ICT support and training specialist at International Institute of Lancy (Private school in Geneva)
Adrian currently teaches science at the Institute International de Lancy in Geneva, Switzerland, where he also leads the ICT programme for the French and English sections of this progressive private school. Since joining IIL, Adrian has been responsible for driving change in ICT, including the introduction of a 1:1 iPad project throughout the school and paving the way for a paperless learning environment. In recognition of his work, Adrian has been invited to present to educators and technologists at the Apple Leadership Conference, the Apple World Summit and a number of leading International Schools. Adrian is an Apple Distinguished Educator.

His talk will simply be on his 1:1 iPad project at IIL.

Marvin-Sebastian Karácsony, Sales Executive Evernote Business, EMEA
Evernote’s goal is to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. From saving thoughts and ideas to preserving experiences to working efficiently with others, Evernote’s collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive. Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices in Austin, Zurich, Moscow, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Tokio, Beijing and Sao Paolo.

His talk: (Presentation here)Marvin will share insights and some recent examples about how Evernote helps and support both educators and students in the education and learning environment, and how Evernote’s solutions facilitates learning, sharing and collaboration.

Mark Schulz, Deputy Director and Mark Dilworth, Director Educational Technology of ZIS Zurich International School.
Zurich International School is a leading, non-profit day school offering a comprehensive education program for students aged 2 to 18 in the greater Zurich and Baden areas. Over 1,500 students from more than 55 countries attend one of the school’s five campuses.
Educational Technology at ZIS is grounded in the Mission and Philosophy:
Learn, Care, Challenge, Lead
In their talk (Presentation here)Mark and Mark will share insights from the educational technology experience at ZIS and their process and findings.


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