Author: ianlynch

A need for training teachers in computing

Things are changing very rapidly on the digital technologies front in England. The government has made some very significant changes to the school curriculum, most notably replacing ICT with Computing. Unfortunately this policy change has had little backing with staff

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HandsonICT meets the THESS project

The THESS project is a Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of innovation focused on the hotel and tourism sector of vocational education and training. It involves partners in Slovenia, Netherlands, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Poland. Ian Lynch is a subcontractor to both

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Making Learning Visible

UK international conference on national qualification frameworks, EQF and ECVET   Ana Carla Pereira European Commission Head of Unit for Skills and Qualifications Strategies   The UK conference on the European Qualifications Framework “Making Lerning Visible” took place at the

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HandsonICT meets GEBOL

The HandsonICT project was presented in Prague to the project team for Getting European Business On-line. Project partners from UK, CZ, DE, ES. NL, BG, RO and a guest from DK heard about the work of the HandsonICT project and

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Does ICT motivate learning?

There is a tacit assumption that children are motivated by using technology, but the evidence appears to be rather conflicting. Here are just three samples from many recent research findings. “The technology-supported learning environment improved student motivation and engagement by

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Some recent dissemination activities

As part of the dissemination strategy for the HANDSON-ICT project, I have been out and about raising initial awareness for the project. On Wednesday the 12th June I attended the Thematic network group 1 of the UK National Agency and

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

Digital Literacy, ICT Creativity and Computational Thinking Hans Christian Anderson’s story of the Emperor’s New Clothes is well known around the world. At the Mirandanet Symposium on the 9th July 2013, Ian Lynch will present a thought provoking paper relating

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