Thousands of computers ‘€œineffective’

According to latest data from BESA, computers purchased by primary and secondary schools have declined drastically in recent years

According to latest data from BESA (British Education Suppliers Association), computers purchased by primary and secondary schools have declined drastically in recent years.

Not only have the types of devices changed but also the way in which ICT is now accessed and utilised in the classroom is developing rapidly. One key finding is that one in five schools have computers which are classed as ineffective or over five years old.

Syscap, alongside the e-learning foundation, recently produced a thorough investigation of the last 10 years to observe these changes in ICT usage in the classroom.

Here are a few highlights of what they found:

  • 436,000 computers are classified as “ineffective” and 624,000 are over five years old.
  • Primary schools have shown a much slower uptake of ICT.
  • The laptop population has grown from 94,700 in 2001 to 868,000 in 2012. 

Read the full white paper here

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