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The Independent Procurement Advisory Service is running free seminars across England up to March 2004 for heads and ICT co-ordinators. One of the key speakers is Russell Prue, the "evangelist" for Curriculum Online at the Department for Education and Skills. IPAS is funded by the DfES and run by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency.

"Learning from edutainment: education, entertainment and new media" is the theme of a free seminar about recent research on "edutainment" and home learning, organised by the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media to be held at the Institute of Education, Russell Square, London WC1, June 30, 10am and 4pm. The seminar will focus on the uses of computer software, educational websites and other multimedia resources. Lunch is included. Email:

The Scottish Education and Teaching with Technology Show, on the theme "Supporting professional development, supporting learning communities", will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, September 24-25. Register for free entry at: www.settshow.comTel: 08700 100 297

The Design and Technology with ICT Education Show at the Birmingham NEC, November 27-29, will bring together the latest equipment, technology and teaching aids. A free programme of practical lectures and seminars will cover a range of primary and secondary topics. Tel: Peter Dicker at ICHF on 01425 272711.

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