EdTech Vision 2025 Interim Report

October 12, 2020

EdTech Vision 2025 Interim Report

The EdTech Advisory Forum and EdTech UK have released the EdTech Vision 2025 Interim Report

An interim report titled EdTech Vision 2025 has been published by The EdTech Advisory Forum and EdTech UK.  The report begins by thanking teachers, students, schools and colleges for their tenacity during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic was cited as the catalyst for accelerating training and the need to develop a national EdTech Vision and Strategy.  A call to end ambivalence towards EdTech was made, as well as a request to develop a dedicated Office for EdTech.

Here follows the full list of recommendations:

  • Increased support for all schools and colleges for digital infrastructure and devices
  • A new National EdTech strategy; an Office for EdTech & Digital Skills and Sector Deal
  • National Platform for England – like Hwb and Glow
  • Increased investment and support for SEND and digital assistive technology
  • Digital economy and clarity about digital skills and EdTech as a national investment priority
  • Computing and curriculum reform
  • A joined up approach to data about children and young people

Vision for EdTech

DfE Covid Response

Promise of over 220,000 laptops and tablets and almost 50,000 4G wireless routers to be made available to disadvantaged children

£1 billion COVID catch up fund

Free, expert technical support for schools

The EdTech Demonstrator Programme

EdTech Advisory Forum

Nathan Ashman, Educator

Tracy Atkinson, Teaching Fellow in Digital Education, University of Strathclyde

Becki Bawler, Teacher, Risca Community Comprehensive School, South Wales

Abdul Chohan, Director, Think Simple

Sarah Clark, Teacher of Biology, Queen Anne High School, Fife

Farida Danmeri, Educator & Learning Designer

Emma Darcy, Director of Technology for Learning, Chiltern Learning Trust

Debra Gray, Principal and Deputy Chief Executive, Grimsby Institute

Ty Goddard, Director, Education Foundation, Chair, EdTech UK

Sir Mark Grundy, CEO, Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust

Martin Hamilton, Principal, Martinh.net

Scott Hayden, Digital Innovation Specialist & Lecturer, Basingstoke College of Technology

Greg Hughes, Vice Principal – Learning Tech & Curriculum, The de Ferrers Academy

John Jackson, CEO, LGfL

Matthew Jessop, Headteacher, Crosthwaite Primary School

Caroline Keep, Spark Penketh, Penketh High School

Corinne Latham, Headteacher, Seaview Primary, Belfast

Mark Martin, Teacher, @urbanteacher

Ian Philips, Asst Head, Chair, ISC Digital Group

Ed Pitcher, Leader of Technology, Swiss Cottage School

Nic Ponsford, CEO, GEC

Claire Price, Principal, RSA Academy

Peter Rafferty, Educator

Rae Snape, Headteacher, Milton Road Primary School

 

The report identifies how the EdTech sector can be supported.  These include measures such as highlighting the benefits of using technology in education and the impact of digital skills on jobs and economic growth. 

“ Our vision for education and EdTech in 2025 is that this infrastructure should encompass everything from devices and connectivity to smart and sensitive use of data, proactive training and support for educators to make the most of the technology. ” EdTech Advisory Forum