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About EdFutures

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).

Levers for change (?)

We are carrying out research exploring issues to do with a range of models of technology provision and related strategies in schools. We think of these as being levers for change. They include:

Community members are writing up their case studies and we will be exploring the data they have collected to identify emerging trends and develop 'strategic advice'.


Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS)

  • Do you know what technology your pupils have access to at home?
  • Do they have internet enabled mobile devices?
  • Would they be willing, able and allowed to bring them into school every day?

If you are thinking about BYOD or BYOT then these are questions you need to know the answer to.
The Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS) is a tool to help schools and researchers better understand the technology available to students, and how that technology might be utilized to enhance educational outcomes.

ICT in Schools

Technology in Schools

ICT & Professional Development

Other Stuff


x The EdFutures wiki is affiliated to Vital, a professional development programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the UK government department with responsibility for infant, primary and secondary education.

The Schome Initiative

EdFutures complements the Schome Initiative, which starts from the premise that to achieve the optimal education system for the 21st century you need to start with a clean sheet because the existing education system is too resilient and self-sustaining. Much of the content within the Schome wiki is directly relevant to EdFutures. Here are some of the most relevant links:

The OU's Education Futures Thematic Research Network

The Education Futures Thematic Research Network is one of the main foci for researchers across The Open University. "The work of the network engages with the substantial challenges associated with learning for life in the 21st century." (quoted from its homepage). Unfortunately this site is currently only accessible to Open University folk.

New editors: see the ToDo List for things that need doing and suggestions for things we might try out