Abstracts: November 7th, 2007

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It examines the huge expectations children have of technology in the learning process, both within and outside the classroom, the opportunity for turnaround in administration akin to the commercial sector, and how technology investment in education can have a positive impact on the social and economic fabric of communities as a whole.

Chris Poole, ‘Microsoft Building Schools for the Future’ lead, discusses the role of technology in delivering the full value of BSF in the school and in regeneration of the community beyond. He covers how Microsoft has been working inside Local Authorities, such as Knowsley and Sandwell, to help them deliver the 21st Century Learning Environment and to develop BSF as a catalyst for wider change.

The programme is available at Govtv. http://www.localgov.tv/cgi-bin/details.pl?action=pre&id=262