‘In the past few years, generous funding has placed UK schools in the vanguard
of the technology revolution. In the next few years, judicious thinking
and sensible decisions will help keep them there’
‘ICT – don’t pull the plug’ TES, 2010
Most schools have come a long way in the last 10 years in their integration and use of ICT systems. The continuing challenge for schools is to use ICT effectively and appropriately, and what that means will depend on each school’s facilities, their teachers’ competencies and the tasks presented. Making choices about the systems that you will implement that are considered and flexible enough to cope with developing technology and changing requirements is no easy feat.
Cost-effective ICT has been written with the objective of ensuring that the principles involved in ICT management are outlined as clearly as possible. This practical and easy-to-read guide will ensure that non-technical managers will know exactly what questions to ask of their technical advisors.
The purpose of Cost-effective ICT is to help senior managers within a school consider how ICT provision can be maintained, and even grow, whilst the funding available to support it shrinks.