Sad facts about the software

11th July 1997 at 01:00
Reading the lame list of excuses for education's failure to rise to the challenge of educational computing (TES, Computers Update, June 27) is revealing: schools are blamed, the curriculum is blamed, teachers are blamed and poor planning is blamed; and all this over two decades.

My own experience as a teacher for more than the past two decades is that the one factor which should be blamed is inadequate software: we don't use it because too often it is useless!

We are a long way from genuinely teacher-friendly - and pupil-friendly - software, and from timetables which can or will allow proper use of that which has some merit.

RICHARD COUPE 7 Newall Mount Otley West Yorkshire

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