E-Learning Update September Issue
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E-Access, E-Maturity, E-Safety
This report is a large-scale, independent survey of learners’ uses of new technologies. It finds out how learners use technologies for learning at school and at home, and whether learners were using these technologies safely. The research produced a wide array of findings about learner’s e-access, e-maturity and e-security.
Young People’s Views On Web 2.0 Technologies
The overarching aim of this NFER report was to gather young people’s views about web 2.0 technologies. The project was interested in young people’s personal use of social media, but also in how they might use these tools in a community or local authority (LA) context, for example, to communicate with other young people, organise meetings and events, express their views, or take part in a youth cabinet or similar representative group. The report provides useful information for LA personnel considering using web 2.0 tools and policy personnel considering future forms of communication within children’s services fields.
Now we’re talking!
Manor Park Primary in Aston, Birmingham, which has 384 pupils of 32 different ethnicities, is the first school in Britain to provide computerised translators for all of its children and to make the tools an integral part of every lesson.
Taking schools into the multimedia sphere
Ray Fleming, Education Marketing Manager for Microsoft, discusses new innovative technologies waiting to hit the classrooms of tomorrow.
A taste of the modern school meal
Sarah Phillips, from WisePay, discusses how schools can have a positive infuence on a child’s dietary choices through the use of an ICT meal management solution.
Inspiring a new generation
What is the e-skills UK Manifesto? Here, Karen Price, CEO of e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, outlines the Manifesto’s main points.
How do you know whether an e-learning student’s essay is authentically theirs? In other words how do tutors tell that the person who sent their essay by email is the person who actually wrote it? This question has become more crucial as exam boards in line with the Rose Report start to include more elements of e-assessment in their exam offer.
Digital inclusion – voice recorders
Amidst the backdrop of a comprehensive push for digital inclusion, an English language tutor in Acton, West London, has been researching how digital technology can help new arrivals to the UK to build a life here.