Becta urges school to use technology

Schools have been urged to use technology both in their everyday operations and in the education process by the British schools IT agency (Becta). Yesterday the agency unveiled its Next Generation Learning Charter, which focuses on 'giving pupils an enriched and enhanced learning experience through the use of technology.'

Schools will be encouraged to sign up to the charter to improve their educational processes. By signing the charter, they will have to meet certain expectations over the next three years including developing a shared vision for the use of technology and the greater integration of ICT and technology into the curriculum to enhance learning and support. The charter's mission is that through the use of technology students will improve learning and progress in the education process.