Educational Technology

July 19, 2010

Technology in UK schools: Is the clock being turned back?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Mike Baker, BBC

Laptops are now commonplace in schools Is the government’s attitude to computer technology in schools taking us back to a “dark age” of chalk-and-talk? That is the fear of many in education who think the coalition government’s actions are turning back the clock on recent developments in the use of computers for learning. First there was the decision to abolish Becta, the agency that advises schools on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Then there were speeches on the curriculum given by the new Education Secretary, Michael Gove, which focused entirely on traditional subjects and were silent about ICT.

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