Schools Improvement News: A new ICT curriculum is on the cards for the UK, which could change this subject from one perceived as relatively dull and for boys only to one fit for the 21st century, creative, pervasive and designed for all – from...
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"EFQUEL has published its position paper in response to the European Commission’s public consultation on opening up education. The proposal for a European Initiative is a proposal to exploit the potential contribution of ICTs and Open Educational Resources (OER) to education and skills development."
Open source can provide schools with high quality, well-functioning IT solutions at low cost, according to a case study done on use of Linux and other open source applications by the Kasavuoren Secondary School in Kauniainen.
Starting small might be the key to success when it comes to deploying a mobile learning initiative, according to two educators whose district has implemented a successful mobile program that now reaches 500 students.
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