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A major new document that advocates embedding ICT in education and providing all learners with their own virtual learning space for storing and accessing their work

The document “Connecting the UK: the digital strategy”, published jointly by the Department for Trade and Industry and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, sets out the proposed next stage of the Government’s digital strategy.

A centrepiece of the strategy involves using technology to make it easy for learners of all ages to manage their learning and educational progress. In the early stages this will mean having a personal online learning space provided by their learning provider, where they can store their own course materials and assignments in digital form and record their achievements.

Over time it is envisaged that the technology will join up better across institutions, so that this is available to learners to build on wherever they go – to further learning, or to work-based learning. And in the future it will be more than simply a storage space – a digital site that is personalised, that remembers what the learner is interested in and suggests relevant web sites, or alerts them to courses and learning opportunities that fit their needs. Organisations will be encouraged to support a personal online learning space for their learners that can develop eventually into an electronic portfolio for lifelong learning.

http://www.strategy.gov.uk/work_areas/digital_strategy/index.asp to view the document in full.

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