I am currently writing the review of my school’s ICT strategic plan and aiming to incorporate some ambitious yet simple milestones that might underpin my belief that schools must embrace managed systems and not (please, no, never) locked down systems. OFSTED agree via research they did in 2007. A locked down system is one whereby the ICT team prevent every possible bad action they can from happening by locking the user out of specific functionality. This is backed up with arguments of risk. But I am yet to see proper risk assessment done. Please let me know if you know where there is any.
Dear Santa, in my model of school technology I would like a system that provides every user with a place they can locate their learning stuff. Help them to find and connect to each other within school and in all places they might be learning on the web. It must be in control of the teacher on one hand, and in the control of the pupil on the other. It must facilitate innovative methods of working and learning. Nothing should be excluded by default.
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