Technology is at the heart of the educational reform. And as programmes such as Building Schools for the Future (BSF) make the move from theory to practice, to bring together significant investment in buildings and Information and Communications Technology, there’s no doubt that for teachers, administrators and IT managers alike change is far-reaching and inevitable. However, although valuable lessons may be learned from best practices around the world, there is no one-size-fits-all formula for the rate and scale of adopting technology in the education sector. Understanding the broader implications of curricular, administrative, financial and social dimensions of using technology in education is key to determining the optimal level of this integration. Andy Barnes Director of technology at Bryanston School looks at the key considerations and competencies needed to make a successful start.
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