ICT in UK State schools
A year on from schools stating their concern over the government’s removal of ring-fenced funding for ICT, technology budgets across the UK are increasing, recent research has revealed.
NUS student survey
This NUS survey was designed to examine university student perceptions of online learning, digital textbooks, and academic materials. The study surveyed 1,652 UK students on university expectations, digital use, and online course material, during August 2012.
The Printer is Dead
Phil Neal explains how unprecedented developments in technology are changing the way we communicate and leading to a not so slow death of the traditional printer.
The future of technology in education
What could schools be like in five years-time, should the trend in embracing the latest technologies continue? Daniel Fuller-Smith from Toshiba, explores the future of the classroom…
Switched on ICT
When Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announced he was scrapping the existing ICT curriculum with new courses of study in Computer Science, there was a mixture of responses from schools. However, the London Borough of Havering had already started working on a new curriculum for their schools.
The changes to SEN funding
Changes to Special Education Needs (SEN) funding coming into effect in Spring 2013 and the introduction in September 2012 of the auxiliary aid requirement under The Equality Act, which will make all schools responsible for the provision of assistive technology, will have a big impact on the support that SEN users have come to expect. In this article Mark McCusker CEO of the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) and CEO of Texthelp discusses the changes for SEN users, the common problems experienced and the technologies available.