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Press Release - Of one mind, ICT in Education is important: 23 June 2010

Naace Press Release Issued 23 June 2010

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Of one mind: ICT in Education is important!

At a Naace Think Tank on Friday 4 June delegates agreed categorically that they were ‘of one mind’ that ICT in Education is important for our learners, for our economy and for our future.

Further they agreed to produce a Joint Statement entitled ‘A Vision for ICT in Education’ which is given below.

The statement, which has been sent to the Secretary of State for Education as an open letter, seeks assurance that the new government recognises the importance of ICT as a tool for learning. It has been signed by senior personnel in the following organisations:

ALT, ASPECT, Association of Colleges, BESA, BNETG, CAS, C.L.C.L.C, EBEA, Edugeek.net, e-learning Foundation,  FITS, Futurelab, ITTE, MirandaNET, NAHT, Nasen, NATE, NEN, NIACE, NSEAD, Open Sources Schools, 157 Group, SALTIS, The D & T Association, and UCST/ULT.

Mark Chambers, Chair of the Naace Board of Management, said ‘We are passionate about ICT as a tool for learning.  We look forward to working with the new government to ensure that together we deliver a digitally literate and creative workforce to secure all of our futures.’

Naace, as the ICT in Education association and the leading independent advocate for effective ICT that supports learning, teaching and administration, is committed to sharing the outcomes from the Think Tank as widely as possible. In doing so it aims to fulfill the Naace mission to advance education through the most appropriate use of ICT.

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Notes for Editors

Naace is the professional association for those concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT). Naace is a community comprising individual members, schools and sponsoring partners. Naace administers the ICT Mark on behalf of Becta. It created the Naacemark for Schools scheme, which was a predecessor of the ICT Mark. www.naace.co.uk

For further information please contact Bernadette Brooks, General Manager at

bernadette.brooks@naace.co.uk or by telephone on 07753 911436.

Please see link below for associated press releases from:

Saltis, entitled 'SALTIS supports positive vision for ICT in education'.

www.saltis.org/press/press-23-06-10.html

From fenews.co.uk

www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/leading-education-groups-call-on-government-for-ict-assurances-after-becta

From Edugeek:

http://www.edugeek.net/content.php?r=163-Joint-Press-Release-NAACE-Of-one-mind-ICT-in-Education-is-important!

In the news:

www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6050451

www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6049337

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Press Release - Of one mind, ICT in Education is important: 23 June 2010
Naace Press Release Issued 23 June 2010