Monday, January 12, 2009

Learning and Technology World Forum

Over next two days I will blog around what is happening at the Learning and Technology World Forum organised by Department for Children Schools and Families , BECTA and DIAS this is an invitation event for global educators - planned to run before many of attendees will move on to BETT. This is great idea and would be useful to do on back of Scottish Learning Festival.

Day 1 8am we get briefing on English education system structures, agencies, policy drivers - huge wall of information for 8am. Hope these slides are available later.

Mark Briscoe BECTA - "Childrens Plan" and plan for "World Class Skills" are key policy documents main drivers will be that local centres will choose what technologies to use - money to be invested at local level less central funding from government initiatives.

Shift from ringfenced funding to local decision making - one remaining push home access 300 million pounds being devoted to buy equipment for households and families who are being digitally excluded. Expectation that education system will be able to reach into every household how this happens will be planned at local level.

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