Harnessing Technology:Next Generation Learning - New Strategy in a nutshell!
I thought that I would try to summarise the key features of the revised and updated e-strategy Harnessing Technology: Next Generation Learning; a sort of 'Reduced Shakespeare Company' version for those who don't have time to read the document.
Key Strategic Aims
Learner entitlement to technology.
- Personalised Learning - National
Strategies working together to identify the required changes and
help provide the support that practitioners will need to significantly develop their practice with technology.
- Tools to support learning
- Online learning integrated with school provision.
- Preferred ways to learn - Listen to learners
Universal Home Access
- Family & Informal Learning
- Parental Engagement
- School e-Confidence - Self Review Framework.
- Professional Tools for teachers - give the teaching workforce as good a range and quality of support, tools and resources as is available to other professions to help enhance their status and build professional expertise.
- Mobilised leadership - Technology Leadership Champions, showcasing best examples..
- Greater efficiencies - supporting learning from anytime and anywhere.
- Support for personal ownership.
- Safeguarding the young and vulnerable.
Challenges remaining from the first e-Strategy
- Unreliable and unsustainable school infrastructure and technical support.
- Value for money and effective technology management not being achieved.
- Range of technology use in schools is fairly limited.
- Teachers rarely realise the full benefits of technology.
- Use of digital resources largely regarded as optional by teachers.
- Technology not used effectively to engage parents.
- Few schools making use of the extended learning opportunities offered by technology.
- Levels of technology access high among learners when out of school, but in formal education expectations not being met.
- Whizzy web 2.0 technologies common at home, but not in formal settings.