Henry Hepburn

Digital dark age in schools ‘puts learning in jeopardy’

Urgent investment needed to ensure pupils are able ‘to navigate the modern world’

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Scotland’s pupils will switch off from education and be left incapable of navigating the modern world if schools do not improve their use of digital technology, according to a landmark new government publication.

Many pupils claim to use digital technology never or rarely in class, while teachers are frustrated by struggles to get online at all, the research used as the basis for the Scottish government’s new “digital strategy” for schools finds.

The strategy, entitled Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through the Use of Digital Technology, does not blame schools entirely and demands that ...

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