Posts Tagged ‘ICT’

Discover UK Forum – Tuesday 18 March 2014 11/03/2014

Join us at the DISCOVER UK Forum, a ½ day event to spark discussion and action on issues around ICT related skills and training for carers and will look at the increasing significance and opportunities of digital technologies to support carers in their caring role, as well as the longer term health & wellbeing benefits highlighted through specific initiatives.

The event will bring together strategic leaders and experts from carer associations, health and care providers, training providers, commissioners, skills agencies through to academia, third sector and policy makers, and provide them with ‘big picture’ scenarios and an opportunity to shape how we embed these skills and technologies in caring to make it relevant and purposeful to meet the needs of carers and increase skills and competencies in this area. By attending delegates will be part of a national and European wide network that is addressing digital inclusion of carers and seeking to influence change at the highest level.

For the full programme and to register for your place, please visit

Taking learning home in Birmingham 16/01/2009

Children benefit from having a computer in the home

Children benefit from having a computer in the home

For a number of years, I was involved in taking coach loads of Birmingham teachers down to the BETT show in London so that they could view the latest educational technology products, resources and best practice. The potential of technology in transforming the way children learn and interact was just starting to be unveiled.

Technology has moved on at a pace since those early days and in Jim Knight’s opening address on Wednesday at this year’s BETT show, it is all too clear the reliance and acceptance that we place on technology as the norm for enhancing the learning experience for students both in and out of school. More – Taking learning home in Birmingham

Digital Birmingham is a Birmingham City Council initiative and part of a city wide strategic partnership of more than 40 public, private and voluntary organisations

eGovernment National Awards - Winner 2008