Over the last few months I have been in contact with an Austen Okenweze of the Technology Policy Unit at the DfE. (see http://briansharland.com/continuing-the-edtechcampaign-and-my-contact) Recently my daughter arrived so I have taken a break from this until now.
- Are you able to define the remit of the Technology Policy Unit and if so what is it?
- Will there be a forthcoming policy document on the use of Technology in Schools and if so when is it expected?
- I am sure that you have some contact already with relevant individuals or organisations advising you on issues to do with edtech but would it be possible to open up that consultation to wider groups of teachers and others who work in the field through channels such as Teachmeets or online chats?
- Lastly in response to the article listed below (which I now appeared in various forms in a number of publications) I would like to know if schools can expect detailed guidelines rather than a hands off approach evidenced by other policy decisions by the DfE