QuickLinks - e-Learning
QuickLinks - e-Learning
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Issue no. 411 - 3 October 2010
UK - School ICT lessons a 'turn-off', says Royal Society
Information technology lessons in UK schools are so dull they are putting pupils off the subject and careers in computing, top scientists warn. The Royal Society said the situation would lead to an unskilled workforce and threaten the UK's economy. Launching a study of how lessons might be improved, the society said the number of pupils in England doing ICT GCSE had fallen 33% over three years. And there was a 33% fall, between 2003 and 2009, in ICT A-level candidates. Now the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, is embarking on a new study: Computing in schools and its importance and implications for the economic and scientific well-being of the UK.
Issue no. 389 - 22 June 2008
CoE - Realising the full potential of e-learning for education and training
European governments are being urged to expand the use of so-called "e-learning" tools and technologies in schools and universities to target new groups of students, for instance through distance learning, as well as to enhance classroom teaching by new interactive, collaborative and audiovisual/textual learning content. see
Recommendation 1836 (2008)
(Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe).
Issue no. 385 - 21 March 2008
US - PBS Kids makes play for 3-year-olds online
by Stefanie Olsen. PBS Kids unveiled a test version of an educational game site for kids age 3 to 6, in one of the first advertising-free efforts aimed at small children and their parents online. The Web site, called PBS Kids Play, is a subscription-based service that lets children play animated games with characters like Curious George and learn basic skills in reading, listening comprehension, and problem solving. Parents can log onto the site separately to view their child's progress on various educational games based on national standards
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a free newsletter appearing approximately every two to three weeks. The newsletter is distributed by electronic mail through an "announcement only" mailing list.
a Web site with frequent updates, an events page, news items organised by category as well as chronologically by issue and full text search.
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