Wednesday, 24 February 2010

How to spend a budget

The Australian government gives IT education $40m boost.

Computerworld Australia points out a characteristic feature concerning a grandscale introduction of a promising ICT (read IT)-project. Somehow it's hard to find any details on how it is supposed to work for schools, teachers and students.

$40m fund set up to teach teachers ICT

19 February, 2010 by Trevor Clarke (Computer World)

The Federal Government will spend up to $40 million to give teachers training in ICT.
As part of the so-called Digital Education Revolution the government will conduct a consultation process with the education sector and develop an ICT self-assessment tool that will be trailled from February 2011.

However, no details were provided as to what skills within the broad ICT category would be targeted by either of the new funds.

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