Published: July 2015
Dixons City Academy introduced tablets to ensure that students had equal access to the internet, and to support independent learning. They also wanted students and staff to understand how technology impacts learning through being involved with this research project.
We are trying to make it as organic as possible and also need-related. We have student leaders and I hope they will become the real champions, as well as an action group of real enthusiasts”
Perhaps the biggest benefit was the ability to offer more flexible teaching: teachers simply had more options in the kind of materials they could use or customise. This meant that they could tailor teaching to student needs. Other benefits included increased motivation and more independent learning.