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ITTE knowledge mobilisation strategy

IT in Teacher Education Research Fellowship Programme

Phase 1: 2015-2016

INVITATION TO APPLY for a RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

ITTE Fellowships worth up to £1000 are available to support a Research Fellow to lead a team in the review and synthesis of existing research on a topic of interest within the field of digital technologies in educational settings. Projects should support ITTE's main aim which is to enhance the use of digital technology in all phases of education through effective teacher education and training and across the range of any UK curriculum.

ETAG Consultation


At the beginning of 2014, Ministers from DfE and BIS set up the Education Technology Action Group ETAG, an independent group. The group was to advise on how digital technology might empower teachers and learners by enabling innovation across schools, further education and higher education students, employers and the wider economy.

The ETAG Report was published  in early 2015.

ITTE responded to the ETAG consultation in May 2014. The ITTE response is here.


 

Make or Break: Lords Digital Skills Committee Report published.

Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future was published on 17th February 2015. In this report the House of Lords Select Committee on Digital Skills expresses considerable anxiety about the digital future of the UK:

"There is ... a real concern that the UK will be left behind in this new digital era; we are at a tipping point. Digital businesses can locate anywhere in the world, and if we fail to provide the right conditions for them to flourish in the UK, we will become a branch economy, much less prosperous and influential than we could be."

 - - - Download and read the papers here - - -

The committee was convened in June 2014 in order to consider information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the UK. A call for evidence was announced on 11 July 2014 with a deadline for written submissions on 5 September 2014. ITTE's contribution to the written evidence is included in the  Evidence Volume (see page 59).

House of Lords Select Committee on Digital Skills

ITTE contributed to the House of Lords Select Committee on Digital Skills. The committee was convened in June 2014 in order to consider information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the UK. Read more about its remit here. A call for evidence was announced on 11 July 2014 with a deadline for written submissions on 5 September 2014.

ITTE's contribution to the written evidence is included in the Evidence Volume (see page 59).

All the individual  contributions can be read here and transcripts of the oral evidence are available here.

UK Digital Skills Task Force


ITTE is a contributor to the interim report "Digital Skills for Tomorrow's World" published by the UK Digital Skills Task Force. The report is available here: http://www.ukdigitalskills.com/

View the launch video here and also visit the UK Digital Skills Task Force YouTube Channel for additional background content.