Digital Learning

Encouraging Excellence with Digital Schools Awards

Schools need more than a good wi-fi connection and ICT lab to ensure students have opportunities to thrive and compete in today’s digital economy. Anna Doody and Ann-Marie Whelan report on a new initiative in Scotland that is helping schools maximise their digital potential and develop a whole-school digital framework to support innovation in learning.
Young pupils with tablets

A critical challenge facing the education sector is how to ensure that schools are developing the capacities of young people to take advantage of opportunities in the growing digital economy. In addition to preparing students for modern-day careers, effective use of digital technologies can also support a range of educational and social objectives, from enabling pupils of all abilities to learn at their own pace to helping teachers bring lessons to life through new and exciting techniques and encouraging students to explore and learn in ways that unlock their own creativity and understanding. 

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