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E Learning Strategy : Technology, Skills, And Children 's Services

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In 2005, the British government announced its e-learning strategy: 'Harnessing Technology: A system-wide approach to the application of e-learning in education, skills and children’s services ' (DfES, 2005). This groundbreaking publication argued, ‘traditional methods have not achieved enough and proposed that there was a need for a contemporary understanding of the pedagogies fit for the twenty-first century education (DfES, 2005:26).
E-learning is a growing area of pedagogy although there has not been much research on its usage in schools. Notwithstanding, realising the potential benefits of e-learning, in 2005, The Department for Education and Skills rolled out the government 's strategy for harnessing technology which included upgrading practitioners’ use of modern technologies. To achieve their goals the government set challenging targets for schools to meet, and Joo (1999) recognised some of these in advance and suggested that for systemic shift towards technology to happen it is important that teachers are motivated and that learners are provided with suitable training and good access to high-quality materials. Also, there is the need for support from academic, managerial, and technical support within and outside of schools.
The use of e-learning in schools has evolved from an industry where it has been used both effectively and not so effectively, for training staff. Moreover, e-learning has improved the delivery of curricula which can be self-paced and accessed
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