Friday, 6 July 2012

Learning in Digital Wales

In April I posted an overview and my thoughts on a Task and Finish Group report looking into digital classroom teaching (Find it, make it, use it, share it).

On 21 June, a written statement was made by Leighton Andrews, Minister for Education and Skills, AM setting out the vision for digital developments for the teaching and learning across the whole of Wales.
"I have now considered the wide ranging recommendations in this report and have agreed an action plan for the use of digital technology to improve performance in schools."

The statement covers:
  • National Digital Learning Council
  • Hwb
  • National Digital Collection
  • iTunes U
  • Microsoft Partners in Learning
  • Professional Development: Digital Technology and Computing
  • A Culture of Digital Citizenship

It seems that there has been a determined push from the Minister for action.
Digital Advisor and Digital Leader secondment posts have been funded and advertised (damn it - I missed the deadline!!).
December 2012 is the first key deadline for the launch of an all Wales digital learning platform (I wait with baited breath to find out which of the many stories of what this actually means turns out to be true).

Before then however, the National Digital Learning Council will meet in September - more news to follow.


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