Dear parents,

Technology is pervading our everyday life, including classrooms and school-children’s homes. Whether this development is for the better or the worse, however, remains largely open. In the project “School of Tomorrow” we are investigating whether and how digital technology can be harnessed to benefit education. We focus on vocabulary learning and start with the question whether we can create smartphone & tablet app for which we can scientifically prove that it benefits vocabulary learning. The design of this is based on many years of teacher experience and knowledge on teaching and learning strategies from research on learning and memory in cognitive psychology.

You are probably here on this website because your child or your child’s teacher informed you about the project. We rely on your support to find out whether and how such an app can have a beneficial effect on learning. We would like to invite you to allow your child to participate in the study.

The project is financed by the Canton Valais, Department of Economics and Education, Office for Higher Education. For further information, please also refer to our Info-Brochure (PDF format, French/German).

On behalf of the the whole School of Tomorrow Team,

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rothen and Prof. Dr. Thomas Reber

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