Technology is playing an increasingly central role in the development of education in the UK. This is the view of teachers.tv, which has pointed out the large quantity of existing equipment that is being put to good use. However, the firm has also noted that much more can be done in this area. Andrew Bethell, chief executive and creative director at teachers, stated that the speed at which technology is driving education is 'not as quickly as everyone thinks it is.' 'The reason for that is that we have lots and lots of exciting equipment, but what we are not so good at is using that equipment to teach,' he said. 'We are using ICT and television to help teachers to learn how to use ICT, to use the new technology and to transform their teaching, but that is about pedagogy, it is about how you teach, not what you teach.'
The Department for Children, Schools and Families funds the editorially independent channel, which has more than 2,700 programmes available to download from its website.