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Harnessing Technology

Harnessing Technology

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"Harnessing Technology", the DfES/DCSF's E-Strategy document
"Harnessing Technology", the DfES/DCSF's E-Strategy document

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Published by: iusher on May 08, 2008
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Harnessing Technology
Transforming Learning and Children’s Services
Foreword from The Secretary of State21.Executive summary42.Why we need a focus on technology83.What do we need to do?124.Engaging and involving citizens and learners185.Integrating online support for children and learners226.Transforming learning and teaching267.Transforming the work of front-line staff318.Supporting leaders and organisations 349.The digital infrastructure3710.What this means for Schools4111.What this means for 14-19 and the post-16 sector4712.What this means for higher education5313.What this means for Childrens Services5714.Implementation and evaluation6115.Annex:Partners for implementing the strategy65
Foreword fromThe Secretary of State
In achieving these goals the effective use of interactivetechnologies is absolutely crucial and I am determined that wegrasp them.They offer huge opportunities that we must exploit.That means working with all the stakeholders,schools,colleges,adult and community learning organisations,universities,independent training providers,and the Information andCommunication Technologies (ICT) industry,to ensure that wedeliver quality and cost effective services to all.We want to extendthe variety of places where people can learn.I am particularly excited by the idea of giving every student andlearner a personal online learning space where they can store theirown course materials and assignments in digital form,and recordtheir achievements.Over time we should see the technology join upbetter so that this is available to learners to build on wherever theygo – to further learning,or to work-based learning.And in the futureit will be more than simply a storage place – a digital space that ispersonalised,that remembers what the learner is interested in andsuggests relevant websites,or alerts them to courses and learningopportunities that fit their needs.Online information services open up real possibilities of keepingparents much more engaged with what their children are doing,and able to have a dialogue with the school on how they areprogressing.For teachers,lecturers and tutors it means easy andefficient ways of keeping in touch,giving feedback on students’progress,and managing marking and assessment.Unifying ourapproach to technology means they will be able to collaboratemore easily with colleagues in other institutions and offer widercurriculum choice.With more flexible e-learning resources available
Our plans for boosting performance and standards across education are far reachingand radical.We aim to put learners,young people – and their parents – in the drivingseat,shaping the opportunities open to all learners to fit around their particular needsand preferences.

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