those threads were interesting, but i'm not sure how widely those articles are read.
the thing that surprises me is that our 'government' and the opposition have both commited to reduce spending in the future.( if re-elected)
Hopefully this might start the death of BSF, but maybe any reduction in ict budgets might not be a bad thing in the long run anyway ?
in my opinion the overpriced gadgets such as pda's, phones, umpcs, laptops, and anything wireless are a waste of public funds.
with a little luck ict will be able to 'return' to the most reliable cost-effective, sytem of wired desktop towers, in ict suites/dual use classrooms.
so maybe something positive might come from a reduction in spending.??
guess we'll have to wait and see
Being that appeared in guardian well read I would say...
This article was first published on guardian.co.uk at 00.01 GMT on Tuesday 9 December 2008. It appeared in the Guardian on Tuesday 9 December 2008 on p4 of the Education news & features section. It was last updated at 09.00 GMT on Tuesday 9 December 2008.