Lack of resources hits technology teaching
Teaching technology and related subjects in schools is being hampered by a lack of resources, according to a new report.
Over 60pc of the schools that participated in a major research and training project at Trinity College Dublin reported having little access to the technology needed to make a real impact.
Some schools had no access to wifi or the internet, and one 500-student school had just one computer for every 20 students.
These are among the findings after the first year of a project called Trinity Access 21 (TA21), based on research involving over 400 teachers and 800 students. It is a three-year project which aims to effect change by preparing teachers to teach computer science and related topics through a collaborative learning model.