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EdTech news roundup – May 2019

A look back at some of the most important and interesting UK education and education technology headline stories from May 2019.

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Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from May 2019…

#EdTech – Learning and Technology, Side By Side

It is accepted now that most people are comfortable using tech and it is embedded into their daily lives.

The top 10 skills required include coordinating with others, emotional intelligence and negotiation; all of which require effective communication skills. Creativity will become one of the top three skills workers will need.

With the avalanche of new products, new tech and new ways of working, workers are going to have to become more creative in order to benefit from these changes.

CPD programme for new digital skills courses announced

A new CPD programme to help teachers in colleges and adult learning institutions prepare for the delivery of the new essential digital skills qualifications has been announced.

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to develop and manage the delivery of the new programme to help prepare providers for the new qualifications.

Government claims of ‘record’ school funding are misleading, says former Ofsted head

The UK government is misleading the public by claiming that it is spending “record amounts” on education, according to the former head of Ofsted. Sir Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector of schools between 2012 and 2016, said that more funding was needed to prevent standards deteriorating.

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