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Becta is the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning.

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82% of parents left 'in the dark' when it comes to their child's schooling
23 March 2009
Common file format for interactive whiteboards gets European support
18 March 2009
First families receive computers under Home Access programme
11 March 2009
Becta launches new 'Generator' to boost technology use in Further Education and Skills
5 March 2009
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Improve your school

Develop and follow a strategy that uses technology to achieve better outcomes for learners.


Achieve best value

Provide or purchase quality, fit-for-purpose technology, with the right support, at the right price.


Inspire parental engagement

Enable parents to access and use technology for a positive impact of their children’s learning.

Plan sustainable success

Balance the economic, social and environmental aspects of technology for learning.
 


Safeguard learners online

Protect, educate and empower everyone to keep safe and secure online.
 


Make learning personal

Support learners to make effective, discriminating use of technology that meets their needs.

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"What schools need is clear guidance, case studies and some support in being able to look at Open Source alternatives."

Posted 26 February 2009 in Emerging technologies community

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