Friday 24 March 2017

Lack of resources hits technology teaching

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 (Stock image)
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 (Stock image)
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

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.

Irish Independent

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