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by Richard Millwood published Nov 10, 2007 10:26 PM, last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:42 PM
Organisations and projects involved in the development of educational computing
Computers in the Curriculum Project by admin — last modified Aug 30, 2014 11:46 AM
From 1972 to 1991 the Computers in the Curriculum Project was funded by the Schools Council and subsequently by the Microelectronics Education Programme and others to develop simulation software for the secondary curriculum.
The National Development Programme for Computer Assisted Learning by admin — last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:43 PM
NDPCAL was a higher education project which ran from 1973 to 1977
The Microelectronics Education Programme by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:44 PM
The Microelectronics Education Programme (MEP) ran from 1980 to 1986
The National Interactive Video Centre by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:45 PM
Created in September 1984 by the National Council for Educational Technology, NIVC acted as a focus for developing and disseminating educational applications of video disc technology
Ultralab by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:55 PM
Ultralab was the learning technology research centre at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Essex from 1992 through to 2006
The IT Learning Exchange by admin — last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:58 PM
The IT Learning Exchange, launched in September 1994, was an ICT support centre serving the London area with a very broad range of expertise in using and supporting the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education before closing in March 2007.
TVEI - The Training and Vocational Education Initiative by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:58 PM
TVEI was announced in 1982, began as a pilot scheme in 1983, was extended nationally in 1987 and ended in 1997. It was part of an attempt to align education more closely to the 'needs' of industry and commerce and rectify some of the perceived knowledge, skill and attitude deficits of school leavers.
British Educational Suppliers Association by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 09:58 PM
BESA is a trade association with over 300 members which include manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital content – all to the education market.
The Teaching and Learning Technology Programme by Richard Millwood — last modified Jun 08, 2015 02:09 PM
The Teaching and Learning Technology Programme (TLTP) was jointly funded by the four higher education funding bodies, HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW and DENI, who allocated 22.5 million pounds over three years, starting in 1992-93, for the first phase of the programme and 11.25 million pounds for the second at a time when the sector was experiencing a period of rapid expansion. Added to the funding bodies' own commitment of 33 million pounds was the direct and indirect contributions made by institutions to the projects they hosted. The overall funding for TLTP was somewhere in the region of 75 million pounds. TLTP was launched with the aim of achieving productivity and efficiency gains whilst maintaining and improving quality in the provision of teaching and learning. Challenges had arisen in the form of increasing pressure on resource and the demand for high quality teaching and learning from what was fast becoming a large and extremely diverse student population.
The Electronic Libraries Programme (ELib) by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:01 PM
The Electronic Libraries Programme, funded by JISC as a consequence of the Follett Report into UK academic libraries, began in the spring of 1995.
Naace by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:01 PM
Naace is the professional association for those who are concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT). Naace was established in 1984 and has become the key influential professional association for those working in ICT in education.
UKeU by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:01 PM
The UK e-University project (UKeU) was established in 2001 as a company owned by the UK's Universities to develop online degrees for overseas and business users. It was effectively wound up in 2004.
Advisory Group on Computer Graphics by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:01 PM
The Advisory Group on Computer Graphics (AGOCG) was an initiative of the Joint Information System Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils and the Research Councils from 1988 to 1998. It provided a single national focus for computer graphics, visualization, multimedia and virtual environments within the UK higher education community and was concerned with the handling and processing visual information in all its forms.
National Health Service University by admin — last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:02 PM
The National Health Service University (NHSU) was set up in 2001 in response to the Government‚'s commitment to establish a university especially dedicated to health and social care and survived until 31 July 2005.
The Domesday Project by Richard Millwood — last modified Apr 15, 2011 02:16 PM
From 1984 to 1986 the Domesday Project, organised by the BBC, gathered film, photographs, descriptions and data to cover the United Kingdom, publishing it all on an innovative variant of laser disc technology, LV-ROM in November 1986 in celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Norman Domesday Book.
BBC Computer Literacy Project by Richard Millwood — last modified May 24, 2012 11:53 AM
The BBC Computer Literacy Project was conceived of in 1979 by the BBC's Continuing Education Television Department and led to a launch in January 1982 of a television series based on the BBC Microcomputer commissioned from and designed by computer company Acorn.
CEDAR by Richard Millwood — last modified Jun 07, 2011 01:33 PM
Computers in Education As a Resource - CEDAR was established in 1979 at the end of the National Development Programme in Computer Assisted Learning (Hooper, 1977) and operated an international information centre on computer assisted learning and training. It built up an extensive collection of books and reports which were transferred to the College library when the project came to an end in 1984.
BBC Continuing Education Unit by Richard Millwood — last modified Jul 25, 2015 10:03 AM
Responsible for adult literacy programmes in the seventies, this group initiated the BBC Computer Literacy Project in 1979, which resulted in the creation of televisons programmes, courses, books and the BBC Microcomputer.
Information Technology in Teacher Education by admin — last modified Aug 02, 2013 01:30 AM
ITTE was set up in 1986 and while having a general brief to ‘promote the education and professional development of teachers and....to improve the quality of teaching and learning with ICT', it has had a niche role in supporting the initial teacher training lecturers of universities and colleges of education. ITTE members have networked with comparable international organisations, most directly with SITE, the IT in education arm of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) in the USA.
The ITMA Collaboration by Richard Millwood — last modified Jul 25, 2015 10:31 AM
ITMA stands for 'Investigations into the Microcomputer as an Aid' and was a collaboration between the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education, University of Nottingham and the College of St Mark and St John Plymouth. It pioneered the development of educational software for use in primary and secondary classrooms in the late 1970s and 1980s.