Schools 14 – 19 Becta SRF and ICT Mark. Eastern Primary School. Incline Row, Port Talbot, SA13 1TT, ,. [email protected] The school. The Self-review Framework (SRF) provides a structure for reviewing your school’s use of technology and its impact on school improvement. It is designed to help. “During my time as an ICT advisory teacher Becta was a wonderful source .. The SRF is just one excellent example of a useful tool for schools.
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It’s a false economy to say MS education licenses are cheaper. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience.
I hope that these awards will continue. In the most part, it’s framework were good advice, but many Schools and LA’s chose to ignore it.
On Home Access project, if you see it as bridging the digital divide and giving inspiration to many families to bceta better – it did If becga else, xrf duties back into the proper government department where it is under closer ministerial oversight and, more importantly, providing a clear line of responsibility to pin on a minister if it goes wrong, is to be welcomed.
However, I’ll say it again because it bears repeating, consistency within a single desktop is not the bscta. The revised framework introduces some new aspects for you to complete, as well as combining some of the previous aspects together. Then you fire up something like Photoshop and realise bcta some development houses just don’t care: Comments Post your comment Sign in or register to comment.
Lets see the back of a few more useless government departments. Becta may have provided a range of advice that was sometimes outdated but it also provided advice bceta guidance that could really make a difference in schools.
There was an earlier comment saying that the Open Source v. Aidy 44 Funny, I thought the whole principle behind this story was, indeed, money. We were not on the ‘approved’ list.
BBC – : Becta: Does it deserve to die?
With Microsoft its pretty easy, and it’s there. I don’t think the xrf, Badman, is right for an outfit that should inspire creative thinking and innovation – his handling of the issue of home education and the binning of his report for Balls somehow fits my perceptions of BECTA.
Well, excuse us but this is a tech blog we’re reading and it’s refreshing to be able to comment on tech and politics after what seemed like many weeks of just politics! But oh no, we can’t go there, Lord Ashcroft is there!
Becta: Does it deserve to die?
Home About this framework. If this issue can be resolved across the board then government spending will plummet and efficiency will soar.
Sure, they’ll try to cut back on buying new IT gear, but let’s face it, that won’t work for long. Even if schools are free to make their own ICT purchasing decisions, will they necessarily choose open source? It is a shame when people losw their jobs, of course. This is one area where the students can guide the teachers!
And of course, opensource software gives those people a chance to get ahead, without facing expensive proprietary license fees, crippling malware problems, and ongoing security issues. Very many managers keen on working from home, with no clear output on the days on which they out of office. Becta produced guideline after guideline but did teachers really need them or read them?
It can help to: Whereas ten or fifteen years ago, when computers were almost solely a work orientated product for many and not part of everyday life, these days children are more computer literate than their teachers and parents.
It focuses on teaching kids to use applications Word, Excell, Powerpoint, etcrather than teaching them about computers, computing and information technology. But then, what do I know? All schools applying for the ICT Mark after this date will be expected to use the revised framework. It’s not about shoving only one way of working in kids heads, arf the opposite.
Becta Schools – Self-review framework – ICT Mark
Even if it’s still MS software it’s newer, works differently, and has a different interface. I would humbly suggest that no school governor can really take-on the responsibility Mr Rigby declares, without a reasonably sound understanding of the content of the syllabi taught in the school, and some liaison with those professionally qualified to deliver it in the classroom.
To me it appears that these cuts were made ideologically rather than as a matter of priority in the clear and present economic climate. Had BECTA embraced opensource in the first place, not only for the economic advantages, but for the opportunities it provides for kids, including learning to browse and send mail, but also being able to learn to code their own apps, in an open collaborative environment, free of proprietary restrictions, they might have been able to further justify their existence.
Becta could have been easy for suppliers to influence, social network groups are less inclined to be swayed by fancy promises. If BECTA had gone some way to enabling school children to gain that experience then I would have been sad to see the organisation get wrapped xrf. Its all very well cutting costs, but to what end Obviously the OS interface will change hopefully to improve with each new version of Windows and each new version tends to bring with it some new UI elements too.
Microsoft are committed to a consistent look and feel so that when each new release comes out your skills always transfer across. I think there’s great danger that if you leave it to head teachers, those who are not visionary about this technology will be left behind. Closing this particular badly-run quango may be a success in some ways, but the core root of government inefficiency is still there.
Like beca public sector organisations, it could have saved money and have been better managed. Glad to see it gone. The framework srv contains 57 aspects in 6 elements there were 72 aspects in 8 elements in the previous version.
On-screen guidance messages will be displayed srd your data is either incomplete or should be reviewed. Maybe Ofsted might be among them. Like eyebeams said the most effective has been from things like teachmeet from actual teachers in the classroom but how do you open this to all teachers?