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Digital Learning and Teaching

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through the Use of Digital Technology: A Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland

Schools ITDigital technology is already embedded within Scottish education. It has a place within Curriculum for Excellence, Initial Teacher Education and the Professional Standards set by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Despite the pervasive nature of digital technology, its benefits are not always fully felt within our education establishments.

This strategy aims to improve the current situation by creating the conditions to allow all of Scotland’s educators, learners and parents to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology in order to raise attainment, ambition and opportunities for all.

It sets out a series of national actions and local expectations structured around four essential and interrelated objectives:

  • Develop the skills and confidence of teachers;
  • Improve access to digital technology for all learners;
  • Ensure that digital technology is a central consideration in all areas of curriculum and assessment delivery;
  • Empower leaders of change to drive innovation and investment in digital technology for learning and teaching.

The full document can be found at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/09/9494

 

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Stay connected with Glow, Scotland's national online environment for learning by following Glow Connect our information website.

The National Digital Learning Forum made up of representatives from a range of national bodies, provides the strategic oversight and direction for digital learning.

The involvement of the education community in the use and development of digital tools for learning is being enabled via a National Digital Learning Community which offers a variety of opportunities for participation.

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