ICT

Pauric Surlis, Frameworks Relationship Manager KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, on the Government's recent £10million investment in edtech.

Claire Crichton-Allen, Curriculum Lead for Science at Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, explains how and why the app Tassomai can help secure pupils’ knowledge of the basics…

From concept to operational in schools, action-based research and evidence-informed practice has been, and always will be, at the heart of the Lessonvu 360-degree video recording and sharing system, DNA and developments. 

92% of UK adults aged 25-44 own a smartphone and are used to having information at their fingertips. Schools that embrace this trend have engaged parents and higher performing students, but there is a huge difference between an app and a good app.

Adrian Jones, CEO at Swivel Secure

Education institutions need to make cybersecurity a priority. Despite the sector facing major challenges such as a lack of staffing and a lack of funding and resources, cyber attacks are no less frequent or less severe in education. In fact, they seem to be gaining ground in prevalence year-on-year as instances of breaches in schools and higher education are widely reported.

EFFECTIVE IT technology has never been more important to the education sector - and now is the time to invest in systems.

That’s according to specialist Fifteen Group which is seeing an increasing number of schools and colleges turn to its experts for support.

The business believes that at a time of increasing pressure on education leaders from inside and outside the classroom, schools and colleges need to act now to ensure their IT systems are working to the same high standards they expect of teachers and students.

Finding ways to cut costs without negatively impacting teaching is an issue pertinent to all education providers across the UK.  In addition, schools have an ambition to integrate ICT throughout learning, but using ICT to its best effect in the classroom is not without challenge.

A partnership between itslearning, Europe's most widely used learning platform, and Google for Education was  announced recently, enabling teachers to plan, deliver, communicate and engage.

The partnership will also allow educators to formatively assess student learning against academic goals, all within one platform, in any location and from any device.

Whizz Education is a pioneering education organisation committed to improving learning outcomes. Its proprietary personalised virtual tutor, Maths-Whizz, is available in five languages – English, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Kiswahili – and has been adapted to multiple curricula.

Educators are supported by Whizz Education teams in London, Seattle, Nairobi and Dubai as well as partners in Russia, Mexico, Thailand and New Zealand, enabling communities around the world to reach their full potential through personalised learning.

Xavier Briche, Head of Digital Learning at the University of Roehampton, discusses how the Digital Learning department has enhanced the student learning experience.

Here at Roehampton, we have created a robust Digital Learning Services department (DL) to support technology for teaching and learning.