e-Learning Today - Issue 2
Fit For Purpose?
Lord Puttnam has emerged as a major contributor to the debate about the future of our education system. Now, following his appointment as Chair of the Board of Futurelab, his critical gaze has extended to the role of ICT in schools.
Making History on blogs, wikis and podcasts
GILLIAN PORTHOUSE investigates online communication tools and their application to teaching history at Key Stage 2.
GRAHAM HERBERT, from the Institute of Educational Assessors, considers the implications of the Government’s recent decision not to make the new Key Stage 3 ICT test compulsory and highlights the issues raised during a debate at the e-Assessment- Question 2007 Conference and Exhibition.
Recognition For Excellence
BRIAN ASBURY profiles the school which scooped the ‘Best Whole-school’ category in the 2006 ICT Excellence Awards and looks at the reasons for their continuing success.
Education On The Move
SIMON BROWN, from Scalable Networks, explains the significant educational benefits Hereward College are encountering after having employed a Wireless Local Area Network.
Reducing The Data Burdens Of Collection
With children’s services and the local authority requiring increasing access to the data stored by schools, e-Learning Today looks at how the design of MIS is changing in order to meet those demands.
A pain In Your Assets
TIM ROOTS explains how Parago can be used to avert data-loss disasters.
NavigatingThe VLE Maze
The hidden costs entailed with open source VLEs can put schools and colleges off using them. MARK TRINICK discusses the advantages and pitfalls of both commercial and open source VLEs, how educational establishments can find the right VLE for them, as well as outlining some of the support services available.