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Book Industry

Book Industry  

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This entry contains three subentries, a historical overview and discussions of modern book publishing and on libraries and book stores.Histories of book publishing commonly start with Johannes ...
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency  

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(Becta)Set up to support the use of information and communication technology in education, the agency works with the Department for Children, Schools, and Families to support and develop e‐learning. ...
communication technologies

communication technologies  

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Media studies
1. Equipment (and associated techniques) directly used to enable interpersonal communication (both synchronous and asynchronous); and/or the mass media. This is not quite synonymous with ‘the means ...
Computer Industry

Computer Industry  

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One broad measure of the power of a computer is the number of so-called floating-point operations (such as adding together two numbers) a machine can perform in a second. The ...
computer-assisted learning

computer-assisted learning  

(CAL)Any use of computers to aid or support the education or training of people. CAL can test attainment at any point, provide faster or slower routes through the material for people of different ...
e-learning

e-learning  

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Is the acquisition of competencies, knowledge, and skills through electronic media, such as the Internet or a company Intranet. [See computer-assisted instruction, learndirect, online learning, and ...
Ferl

Ferl  

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A web‐based information and resource service which is managed by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta). When it was formed in 1988, the acronym stood for ‘Further ...
functional skills

functional skills  

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Qualifications in English, mathematics, and information communications technology (ICT) in the UK, which are available from entry level to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework. The ...
information technology

information technology  

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The study or use of computers, telecommunication systems, and other devices for storing, retrieving, and transmitting information (2). See also information theory. IT abbrev.
Joint Information Systems Committee

Joint Information Systems Committee  

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(JISC)The purpose of this committee is to promote and facilitate the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education and research. It manages research and development programmes, ...
language laboratory

language laboratory  

A room used, especially by business people, to study a foreign language. The object is to acquire a proficiency in the spoken language as quickly as possible and to this end extensive use is made of ...
Learning and Teaching Scotland

Learning and Teaching Scotland  

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(LTS)Established in 2000, LTS is based in Glasgow and Dundee and is the key organization for curriculum development in Scotland, providing support and guidance to teachers and other professionals in ...
magazines

magazines  

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Literature
Originally a place where goods or weapons are stored. The Gentleman's Magazine described itself in its first number (1731) as ‘a Monthly Collection to store up, as in a Magazine ...
minimum core

minimum core  

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A set of skills and underlying theory, initially in literacy, language, and numeracy, and later with the addition of information communication technology, introduced by the Further Education National ...
Moser Report (1999)

Moser Report (1999)  

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A document which sets out the findings of the review of adult basic education undertaken by Sir Claus Moser and his consultative group in order to inform a new framework for lifelong learning. The ...
multimedia

multimedia  

The use of a range of teaching resources, particularly information communication technology, to reinforce or support learning. This might include such resources as data projectors, interactive ...
national curriculum

national curriculum  

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A curriculum for all children aged 5–16 in maintained schools. Introduced following the Education Reform Act 1988 and revised in 2000, 2002, and again in 2007, its framework sets out what subjects ...
National Grid for Learning

National Grid for Learning  

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(NGfL)Introduced by the government to support the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in schools, this scheme facilitated schools' access to the Internet and provided professional ...
National Languages Strategy

National Languages Strategy  

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A government‐led strategy to introduce the learning of a modern foreign language (mfl) for every pupil in Key Stage 2 by 2010, with the aim that, by the age of 11, pupils' language achievement will ...
newspapers

newspapers  

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Publications including news, articles, and advertisements, usually issued daily or weekly in printed form, but including web-based versions. In Britain, the first ‘news papers’ appeared in the 16th ...

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