Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ConDems condemn Becta


A shame that one of the new Government's first actions is to close Becta, the UK agency "leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning". Becta's statement on the planned closure is here. In an interesting counterpoint, a recent article in Wired (published prior to the announcement of the election) described in great detail the extent to which the Conservative party was harnessing technology to support its electoral ambitions. We'll have to wait and see how the new administration chooses to address the huge potential of technology in general and broadband in particular to support teaching and learning in the light of this week's announcement.

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