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Policy thaw as Etag opens UK ICT consultation?

Policy thaw as Etag opens UK ICT consultation?

Time for Gove's ICT critics to come in from the cold to have their say on policy
After more than three years with no ICT policy for learning, education secretary Michael Gove MP and skills minister Matthew Hancock MP set up an Educational Technology Action Group (Etag) in February and conceded that government had a convening and leadership role to play.

Now Etag has launched its first consultation for the 'edtech' community, explained on its "How you can contribute" web page. Curiously for a consultation launched on St George's Day (April 23 – it closes on June 23), there was no ministerial or departmental razzmatazz; just a simple request from one group of educators to their peers to join this "bold and ambitious" project.

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Microsoft stumps up £334,000 for 'computing' CPD

Microsoft stumps up £334,000 for 'computing' CPD

Software giant backing Computing at Schools in bid to upskill 50,000 teachers  
Worries over the capability of schools in England to teach the new computing curriculum hav...

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'Computing' is getting close - is your school ready?

'Computing' is getting close - is your school ready?

Governors have a key role in keeping 'computing' on track, writes Dan Bowen

If you were living on Mars for the last few years you may not realise that there is a new curriculum...

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New FE report could hold blueprint for UK ICT policy

New FE report could hold blueprint for UK ICT policy

The Coalition Government's freeze on policy for learning with technology may be ending
A new report on the role of digital technologies for learning and teaching in further edu...

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Etag ICT policy group told 'be bold and ambitious'

Etag ICT policy group told 'be bold and ambitious'

New ICT policy group welcomes its 'wonderful brief'
It may have been three years coming but the Government now fully accepts the importance of ICT for learning and that it's no...

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