Wednesday, July 05, 2006

National learning 'grid' for schools scrapped

BECTA and the government have finally accepted the reality that online learning is not as simple as they thought it was.

"A core feature of the government's multi-million-pound school computers initiative, the National Grid for Learning, has been scrapped.

Announced by Labour in 1997, it was central to the effort to thrust school technology into the 21st Century.

Government computer agency Becta said it was reducing the online services and brands it provided for schools and was "exiting from the NGfL brand".

The NGfL web "portal" to educational resources is no longer available."

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