ICT in Education: What are the Political Parties Promising?

Over the past few days, we have been looking out to see what the politicians are promising in regard to ICT in education and how they see (or don’t see) technology and e-learning enhancing the teaching and learning that’s taking place in our schools. Fianna Fáil’s Manifesto makes no mention of education or ICT. However, theirEducation Policy Document highlights the €92 million investment in “ICT equipment” in schools over the…

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What vision do the main political parties have for learners in the 21st Century?

In the coming weeks many politicians will call to your home or school seeking your vote and promising to bring about “change”. But how many of them have considered what impact digital media should have on learning in the 21st century. Interestingly the most recent edition of Silicon Republic published a story entitled, Today’s Digital Classroom, which provides a glimpse of what is possible. But we need to even go…

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