John Connell’s post which briefly touches this subject gives me a chance to suggest that, in spite of the upsurge in ideas here in Scottish education , we should probably pose some practical questions.
Glow will provide us with the national framework for ICT in education, but it will not provide hardware in the classroom. I believe we do have most of the hardware we need in schools. We just need to deploy it differently. Subjects which now control the bulk of the computers do so for historic reasons which do not really apply any longer.
There are some pioneering teachers in classrooms actually using Web 2.0 tools and proving that blogs and podcasts can inspire the curriculum. We need to make it easier for more teachers to follow in their footsteps; perhaps by freeing up the curriculum and assessment requirements. Will a Curriculum for Excellence deliver this?
And finally can our National Qualification system move fast enough to reflect the real world?