11-Aug-2016 - Call for UK schools to embrace technologies
EdFutures is dedicated to helping change our current education system to make it fit for the 21st century. Our initial focus is on the role(s) that technology might play as a lever for change (or trojan mouse).
This is a wiki - so everything is 'under development'. Feel free to join the EdFutures community and help us improve the wiki (and ultimately our education systems).
The Educational Technology Action Group (ETAG) was set up by three ministers: Michael Gove, Matthew Hancock and David Willetts with a brief to provide the (English) Government with advice about how to enhance ICT (the use of digital technology to enhance learning across the curriculum) in schools, FE and HE. Read the ETAG Report (published in Jan-2015).
Interested in the future of education (including the potential impacts of digital technology on schools)? Keen to do a PhD?
Get in touch with me me (Prof Peter Twining) to discuss your research ideas and for advice on your proposal.Paper-based high stakes assessment (such as GCSEs and A levels in England) are the major barrier to change in Find out more ...
The Society for Educational Studies (SES) is funding this exciting new research project to explore the ways in which digital competences that young people develop outside school come to be recognised and valued by teachers in primary schools, resulting in changes in pedagogy.
The Open University are currently seeking schools that are making use of mobile devices and related technologies within their everyday practice. If you work in one or know of one then let us know or complete our Technology Strategy Survey. Find out more ...
We know that many learners listen to music whilst they study. However, we don't know enough about what they listen to, why they listen to it and what impact it has on their learning? This project sets out to explore those issues, with a particular focus on secondary school students. Find out more ...
If you are thinking about BYOD or BYOT then these are questions you need to know the answer to.
This page was previously called 'The ICT Curriculum'