ICT in Education Excellence Group – First thoughts discussion paper
A few months ago I wrote a blog about the ICT in Education Excellence Group, which I was asked to convene by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning. Our remit from him was to think about Glow Plus, a next-generation replacement for Glow, the schools intranet.
The Group’s work so far has focused on understanding the user requirements for Glow Plus, and the platform requirements that will underpin it.
This has been both challenging and fascinating – we need Glow Plus to fully harness the power of technology for learning, keep pace with rapidly evolving developments and speak the language of young people. I am therefore pleased that the group has drawn on their collective experience and expertise, as well as their networks of teachers, pupils and parents.
Over the next month, we will be developing a more detailed description of the new service – with a view to, this December, making final recommendations on the structure and scope of Glow Plus.
Our first thoughts on the challenge are set out in a short discussion paper –A Digital Learning Environment for Scottish Schools. I am keen to hear views from a wide range of stakeholders as possible on the paper – so please comment below or get in touch by emailing the Group’s Secretariat via the Engage contact page.
Prof. Muffy Calder
ICT Excellence Group
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