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  1. The curriculum in the digital age Steven Fawkes, Policy Adviser BBC Learning & Interactive steven.fawkes@bbc.co.uk

  2. The BBC • independent of Government • established by Charter, reviewed by Government (DCMS) • Public Service • commercial arm - BBC Worldwide • provision for 4 Nations of UK

  3. Learning audiences • Primary schools • Secondary schools • Colleges • Adults • (in all 4 Nations of UK)

  4. BBC RaW • http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/

  5. England: National Curriculum Dept. for Education and Skills, QCA Wales National Curriculum Welsh priorities (language, history etc.) Welsh Assembly, ACCAC Schools curricula

  6. Scotland: National Guidelines Scottish Executive, LTS, SQA Northern Ireland: National Curriculum Dept. for Education NI, CCEA Schools curricula

  7. Interested bodies, projects and policies • www.becta.org.uk • www.curriculumonline.gov.uk • www.teachernet.org.uk • www.teachers.tv • Connecting the UK, the Digital Strategy (DTI and Cabinet Office) - parents and digital divide • Extended Schools • DfES e-strategy / ICT in schools • QCA Futures

  8. Harnessing technology: Transforming Learning and Children’s Services • Transform teaching and learning .. • Engage ‘hard to reach’ learners .. • Build an open accessible system .. • Achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness.. • Priority to provide A common digital infrastructure to support transformation and reform

  9. We need better digital resources .. We must support innovation in the market by improving our knowledge of where e-learning works particularly well.. And we must keep the curriculum moving, to take advantage of new methods in all subject areas, and to keep demanding a better response from the technology.

  10. BBC Learning strategy • Responding to national needs , and local communities • Supporting formal and informal learning • Mounting campaigns to encourage action • Languages Strategy • www.bbc.co.uk/languages • www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench/ • www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryspanish/

  11. ‘digital curriculum’ • digital context, all schools connected by 2006 • commercial sector response • ELCs • DCMS approval and conditions • ‘Distinctive and complementary’

  12. stimulating, supporting and reflecting the diversity of the UK continual innovation, distinctiveness from and complementarity to services provided by the commercial sector not selling or marketing a commercial VLE or textbooks to accompany the service not allowing use of ELCs for purchase of DC resources not covering more than 50% of learning outcomes commissioning in distinct categories – max 22% core, max 30% non-core, 26% Nations, 22% minority publishing an outline plan for 5 years at least 15 months before the launch of the service, and learning outcomes 12 months before launch DCMS conditions

  13. reference to Curriculum Online, and to alternative sources of supply, for which ELCs are available to schools, in promotion of the Digital Curriculum monitoring by the BBC Governors of implementation of the service review of the service by the Secretary of State within two years of the launch of the service OJEC process http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/dcp/ojec_front.shtml

  14. ‘digital curriculum’ • Broadband offering • Learner-centred • Launch January 2006 • Branded October 2005 : BBC Jam • Not accessible outside UK

  15. User Generated content • 21CC • Broadband library • Creative Archive • Blast • Who do you think you are? • World War II • Picture of Britain

  16. BBC Learning Projects • http://www.bbc.co.uk/21cc/ • www.bbc.co.uk/schools/broadband/ • http://creativearchive.bbc.co.uk/archives/the_bbcs_plans/index.html • www.bbc.co.uk/blast • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/index.shtml • http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/ • http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/apictureofbritain/