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Edtech can’t solve the problems facing education

Edtech has risen from the ashes – but the government’s new strategy won’t solve the funding or workload crises, writes Ed Dorrell

Edtech can't help the funding and workload crisis

There was a time not so long ago when advocates for edtech in this country could have been forgiven for thinking that their cause was lost.

Ministers such as Nick Gibb, in tandem with the traditionalist wing of the new education establishment, were using all of their authority and powers of persuasion to suppress anything that looked like tech innovation in the classroom.

To be fair, their position was, and is, an understandable reaction to the worst excesses of New Labour-inspired futurism, in which tablets and whizz bangs were distributed as a way of rethinking education and “disrupting” ...

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