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25th August 2013, 06:21 PM #1
Internet of Things
Just came across this on El Reg:
Tech quango coughs £800k to hook your child up to Internet of Things
The comment down the bottom is interesting (a potential national rollout)... anyone else paranoid enough to wonder whether this could lead to an attempt to cloudify us all by the back door?
25th August 2013, 09:06 PM #2
I spotted this and tried to find out more information behind it, such as how the schools were selected, what is it actually doing and what not but couldn't find any details anyway.
Also spotted it mentions State schools, so I'm assuming that means academies will be excluded from it, so I'm still not sure.
25th August 2013, 10:24 PM #3
Perhaps for now, but if they're looking at doing it nationwide (way down the line) I'd imagine academies would have to be included as they're over half of schools now.
Not that I really want to be seen to balk at an £800K grant, but one wonders to what extent NMs and tech teams could be sidelined during this process, if at all in fairness.
26th August 2013, 07:31 AM #4
Academies are state schools. They get their money from the government via the Funding Agency.
Thanks to elsiegee40 from:
26th August 2013, 10:09 AM #5
D'oh! Just spotted one in the list anyway... :P
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