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Demonstrator Hubs: A welcome development in the face of our pedagogy-light ed-tech strategy

As the DfE unveils which schools have been successful in their bid to become new ed-tech Demonstrator Hubs, Bob Harrison says that this promising project must not distract from the on-going challenges facing computing education and our pedagogy-light ed-tech strategy

The glitz, glamour and bright lights of Bett 2020 in the pre-pandemic world seem like an eternity ago now.

But while schools help lead the fight against coronavirus, wider education policy has not been forgotten. As such, Friday (April 24) saw the muted launch of the Department for Education’s long-awaited and much-anticipated “Demonstrator Hubs” programme– a key part of its ed-tech strategy published last year (DfE, 2019a).

“Demonstrator Hubs” are to lead the way in showing how technologies can be used in education and the names of the 20 schools and colleges that have been selected have now been made public on a new dedicated website.

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