15 June 2005
More than 3,700 schools have already been provided with free Internet access as part of the Swisscom's "Internet for Schools" initiative. To make it even more attractive, Swisscom will offer new educational services on the Internet starting 15 June 2005. Its own teaching materials on the subjects of communications, telephony and the Internet can also be accessed free of charge under www.swisscom.com/schools.
The use of telecommunications in schools and other training and educational establishments is something that has to be learned. Swisscom is offering teachers and pupils high-quality content in the form of tools and ideas for using the new media in their classrooms. From 15 June 2005, all schools surfing with Swisscom will be able to take advantage, free of charge, of three exclusive offers:
Firstly, they will be able to visit Swissdox* - the online archive of the major Swiss newspapers - for research purposes to obtain a wide selection of high-quality information. Swisscom will pay the costs involved.
Secondly, they will be able to access the "schultraining.ch" portal, where pupils can solve numerous maths and German exercises based on the curriculum.
Thirdly, schools will be able to book excursions for classes, for example to Kindercity (kids' science park in Zurich), the Transport Museum or the Museum of Communications.
Swisscom is also launching its own teaching aids, teaching ideas and electronic tutorials for schools of all levels on the topics of communications, telephony and the Internet. All these services will be available from 15 June at www.swisscom.com/school .
Berne, 15 June 2005