DLA presents block-BBC campaign to Jowell

Representatives from the education software industry have demonstrated a number of products to Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell as part of their campaign to stop the BBC's Digital Curriculum plans. Members of companies involved in the Digital Learning Alliance showed her programmes, including Oxford University Press's Oxford Reading Tree Online, MathsAlive! From RM and Channel 4 materials. Steve Bolingbroke, director of RM Learning, said Ms Jowell was "very grateful for the insight". She is in the process of deciding whether to approve the BBC's pound;150 million plan to provide free online learning resources to schools. The DLA's submission calls on the Culture Secretary not to approve the Digital Curriculum, saying it will smother the commercial sector as well as damage the prospects of the Department for Education and Skills' Curriculum Online venture succeeding.


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