Broadening Horizons – England To ‘Lead The World’ In Computer Access For Young People
Anybody think this is going to be another Government white elephant?
News Centre : Department for Children, Schools and Families
I can certainly understand what they are trying to achieve but I am interested in what criteria is set to distinguish who is entitled to a computer and who isn't. A family with a 5 year PC that spent £1,000 is going to be worse off then a family that has has never bought a PC before.
We have just issued 24 Samsung Q1's as part of the last CfP (Computers for Pupils) initiative but it is a difficult one to measure if through the use of a learning device those students grades will have improved to that if they were not giving a device.
I am more interested in running parental sessions as part of this role out, to allow parents to further their IT skills but to also be in a position to help their son / daughter through the use of IT. They need to be able to grasp a better understanding of IT, and its not all doom and gloom that the internet is often portrayed to be.