Vision

BeLEARN is your Swiss partner for digitalization in education.

We research, innovate, network and offer solutions in the fields of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education. Together, we can shape the future of teaching and learning, from education and for education. BeLEARN - the future of education in focus.

Goals

We find answers to questions about teaching and learning in the digitalized world.

We conduct research and transform the results into concrete solutions for education.   

 

We are experienced in educational practices and promote innovation.

We connect researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and users in the fields of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education.

Goals

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We find answers to questions about teaching and learning in the digitalized world.

 

We conduct research and transform the results into concrete solutions for education.   

We are experienced in educational practices and promote innovation.

 

We connect researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and users in the fields of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education.

Hub

Unser Hub wird zukünftig das Zentrum von BeLEARN. Forscher*innen, die Geschäftsstelle und Start-ups arbeiten gemeinsam unter einem Dach. 

At the Hub, interested parties can discover start-ups and their products and learn more about research in the field of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education. 

Hub

In the future, the Hub will become the center of BeLEARN. Researchers, start-ups and the agency will work together under the same roof.

At the Hub, interested parties can discover start-ups and their products and learn more about research in the field of digital skills, digital tools and data science for education. 

Milestones

June 2021: Project and BeLEARN goals
With the approval of the strategy and the business plan, the project and goals are defined.
June 2021: The Hub is established
On June 21, 2021, we moved into the Hub at Depotstrasse 33a in Berne. The co-working space with SBB enables synergies and room for creativity and innovation.
August 2021: Start of the apprentice in Information Technology
Since the beginning of the year, BeLEARN has had the educational approval of the Canton of Berne to offer an apprenticeship in EFZ Mediamatik (Federal Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology). On August 1, 2021, Severine Renggli started as an apprentice.
September 2021: Launch of the website and social media accounts
Since Fall 2021, BeLEARN added a new website and social media to their communication channels
October 2021: Foundation of the BeLEARN association
In October 2021, the BeLEARN association was founded by the five founding institutions.
November 2021: Teaser release
We are pleased to have been able to show the BeLEARN video at the Berner Digitaltag on November 10, 2021 - a joint project between the BeLEARN and SBB apprentices.
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Translation

Meaning

At BeLEARN, we understand translation to mean any bridge from research to practice.

Origin

The term is most commonly used in medicine and refers to interdisciplinary activities for the rapid translation of research results into practice. The term originates from Latin (translatio, from transferre = to transfer, to transfer).

Why?

Digitalization brings with it a variety of challenges – also in education. Based on research, BeLEARN develops solutions for the educational environment.

Goal

Our goal is a quick translation, as in a bridge from research into practice, to rapidly make the latest research results usable for educational purposes.

Meaning

At BeLEARN, we understand translation to mean any bridge from research to practice.

Origin

The term is most commonly used in medicine and refers to interdisciplinary activities for the rapid translation of research results into practice. The term originates from Latin (translatio, from transferre = to transfer, to transfer).

Why?

Digitalization brings with it a variety of challenges – also in education. Based on research, BeLEARN develops solutions for the educational environment.

Goal

Our goal is a quick translation, as in a bridge from research into practice, to rapidly make the latest research results usable for educational purposes.

Founding Universities and Educational Institutions

BeLEARN is financed by the Canton of Berne and supported by the activities of the following educational institutions:

Partners

To achieve its vision, BeLEARN collaborates with the following partners:

Association

On October 27, 2021, the members of BeLEARN founded the BeLEARN Association with its headquarters in Berne.

 

The association is entrusted with implementing BeLEARN's strategic and operational goals. It will be the umbrella for collaboration between educational institutions.

 

BeLEARN is an initiative of the Canton of Berne.

Administrative Office

CEO

Dr. Katrin Müller

Chief of Staff CoS

Claudio Enggist

Information Technician and Vocational Instructor

Riccardo Troia

Project Leader Sek II

Michael Grossenbacher

Michael Grossenbacher

Apprentice in Information Technology

Severine Renggli

Administrative Office
BeLEARN
Depotstrasse 33a
3012 Bern

Geschäftsstelle
Depotstrasse 33a
3012 Bern

FAQ

Frequently asked questions
  • You are a teacher, vocational instructor, school principal, parent, student or apprentice with queries about digitalization in education (see also the following FAQ).
  • You would like to train or further educate yourself about digitalization in education.
  • You are a researcher and would like to start a cross-institutional project.
  • You offer innovative teaching and would like to test its effectiveness.
  • You are an entrepreneur and see opportunities for cooperation.

Contact Form

You may be facing a specific challenge related to digitalization and education that could be evaluated by research groups, collaborations or development projects. Do you think that this challenge is relevant for a larger group of people? We are interested; please get in touch with us via contact form.

Contact Form

BeLEARN brings the five founding educational institutions together in one location. They are the University of Berne, the Berne University of Teacher Education, the Berne University of Applied Sciences, the Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. BeLEARN is comprised of the research groups from these institutions, various start-ups and the administrative office. If you want to learn more about BeLEARN, sign up for the newsletter or contact us via the contact form.

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Contact

Administrative Office BeLEARN
Depotstrasse 33a,
3012 Bern

info@belearn.swiss

Geschäftsstelle BeLEARN,
Depotstrasse 33a,
3012 Bern 

info@belearn.swiss

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