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National Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy

Digital 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.

Download the document here

Consultation on National Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy

Dr Jim Fanning, Head of Strategy of the Digital Learning and Teaching  at Education Scotland has organised two digital learning and teaching strategy conversation days  – one in Aberdeen on the 14th October and then Inverness on the 15th . These events are free and I would encourage you to register to discuss the new Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy document.

Details of the days can be found here , including how to register for a place.

Consultation on National Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy

National Digital Learning and Teaching StrategyDr Alasdair Allan  opened the formal public consultation around the development of a Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy at SLF 2015. The consultation period takes place over 12 weeks, closing on 17 December 2015.

Education Scotland have set up a public facing Glow blog to encourage discussions around the strategy.

I hope you will manage to find some time to read the consultation paper and make appropriate comments directly on the blog that can be accessed here or by clicking on the image in this blog post

If you have read the paper and wish to respond to the consultation document  then please click here