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Cash for school IT

The Government has outlined its plan to boost technology in schools and colleges following last year's spending review, which...

The Government has outlined its plan to boost technology in schools and colleges following last year's spending review, which allocated nearly £1bn to develop IT in the education sector.

Speaking at the Bett educational technology show in London last week, education and skills secretary Charles Clarke unveiled the package to enhance traditional learning practices and extend access to online resources.

Measures include £300m for e-learning credits, which enable schools to purchase educational products.

Clarke said, "We have placed ICT at the heart of educational transformation because it enhances both the process and the product of education, empowering learners and helping teachers and lecturers innovate in the classroom."

Funding worth £358m will go towards providing broadband access in schools.

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