Accept, even if only for the time you are reading this post, the following premise: – Technology can be beneficial in education. It may be in making a school more efficient, it may be in improving learning outcomes. How it is beneficial is not for the purposes of this post important. Just for the moment accept the premise. Also, there are no blinding insights in here that any intelligent person won’t already have thought of themselves. I’ve written this largely to put some of my own thinking in one place.
If we accept that technology can be beneficial in education we are left with a key question. How do we maximise its use in schools?
Here’s a few ideas (in no particular order):-
Start planning on 5 and 10 year horizons. 5 years for end user technology and 10 years for infrastructure. There are many reasons for this (training programs, software dev cycles)…
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