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Besa predicts £9.8m drop in schools' ICT spending

The British Educational Suppliers Association says that ICT spending in primary and secondary schools will fall this year. In its annual report on ICT trends in UK state schools, the association estimates that primary school ICT budgets will decrease by 2.2 per cent in 2009-10, while those of secondary schools are likely to see …
Kable, 01 Oct 2009

Tech budgets in schools heading north again

The amount of money schools splash on tech is on the up despite the government putting an end to ring-fenced spending for ICT a year ago, a study by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has found. According to the UK survey of 766 primary and 551 secondary schools conducted in July, budgets are looking likely to …
Paul Kunert, 26 Sep 2012
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UK schools to maintain ICT spending

Most UK schools are set to keep ICT budgets flat next year, according to research by the British Educational Suppliers Association. The ICT in UK State Schools report by the trade body for educational suppliers' reveals that 58 per cent of primary schools and 51 per cent of secondary schools are likely to maintain planned ICT …
Kable, 22 Sep 2010
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Becta urged to find middle way on interoperability standards

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has called on Becta to offer “clearer national leadership” to help shape schools’ decisions on IT resources. That was the conclusion of a BESA Policy Commission Report, which was thrashed out during a series of meetings at the beginning of autumn, chaired by Charles Clarke MP …
Kelly Fiveash, 06 Nov 2008
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Software biz attacks BBC education ‘stranglehold’

British educational software publishers are banding together to fight BBC's plans to "monopolise" digital broadcasting in schools. They accuse the BBC of aiming to "dominate classrooms across the country by owning the process for creating and delivering the digital learning environment for children from 5 to 16 years old". If …
Drew Cullen, 07 Feb 2002
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Half of UK schools are software pirates

Almost half the nation's schools are unwittingly using dodgy software. This shock revelation comes via a report from Microsoft, a well known software vendor that likes doing business with the education market. Half of all primary schools and one in four secondary schools claimed to be blissfully unaware that it was illegal to …
Linda Harrison, 11 Jan 2000