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Robust evidence is vital in informing the development of strategy and policy that will improve outcomes for learners and the system as a whole. We develop and disseminate robust evidence on the impact of ICT on education.


View our evidence and shape the direction of our future research programmes. Research evidence however, does not in itself constitute policy, advice, or guidance. See our relevant channels for support.


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Reports and publications

This section contains publications from desk-based research, fieldwork and other research activities undertaken or managed by Becta.

Grant and guest research

Becta Research Grants are intended for self-contained research grants in the area of technology for learning, and in support of the Harnessing Technology strategy.

Research to support the Harnessing Technology strategy

In April 2008, Becta launched a major research programme to support the Harnessing Technology strategy. There are three main projects, each with a different theme.


Join the ICT Research Network

The ICT Research Network seeks to encourage the exchange of information between all those with an interest in research on ICT in education, in order to inform the national agenda and professional practice.

If you would like to become a member of the ICT Research Network, complete the online membership form.

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