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Industry and developers

Becta works with industry to ensure the right technology is in place to improve learning. We do this by developing specifications, tools and procurement schemes.


Becta publications aimed at industry and developers are listed below. You can download them or order printed copies. Use the filter or browse to find the information most relevant to you.

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Becta: Our work, its impact
In this publication we review the major and important activity undertaken over the last year and demonstrate just what a difference this is making to learners, parents, school teachers, empl...

Next Generation Learning - The Implementation Plan for 2009-2012: Technology Strategy for Further Education, Skills and Regeneration - June 2009
Revised implementation plan for delivering the Harnessing Technology strategy in the Further Education and Skills sector, 2009-2012.

E-portfolios for apprentices: A guide for providers and employers
A guide to understanding e-portfolio information, advice and guidance, where to find it and which is most useful for apprenticeships.

Harnessing Technology for Next Generation Learning: Children, schools and families implementation plan 2009-2012
This implementation plan outlines the strategic ambitions for technology in the Children, schools and families sector. The plan forms an important part of Becta's work to update 'Harnessing ...

Enabling Next Generation Learning: Enhancing learning through technology
This guide will help those who work with schools to support and challenge schools to make the most of technology for learning.

Harnessing Technology Review 2008: The role of technology and its impact on education: Full report
This report draws together findings from large-scale surveys and research studies and identifies emerging issues and challenges for ICT in education.

Harnessing Technology Review 2008: The role of technology and its impact on education: Summary report
This report summarises the findings from this year's Harnessing Technology Review and identifies key issues and challenges emerging from the research.

Harnessing Technology: Next Generation Learning 2008-14: A summary
A summary of Becta's review and revision of the original e-strategy to ensure that we are meeting the requirements of today's learners.

Microsoft Vista and Office 2007: full report
Becta has conducted a review of Microsoft's Vista and Office 2007 products. It draws conclusions on whether to upgrade, how to upgrade and document interoperability between home and school.

Research report: Harnessing Technology Review 2007: Progress and impact of technology in education: Summary report
This publication summarises a strategy-level review of what current research and evidence tells us about harnessing technology for the benefit of learners.

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