Digital Strategy for Schools

June 03, 2021

Technology Ireland believes this forthcoming digital strategy has the power to enact real digital change in Irish schools that will pave the way for a diverse, equitable and inclusive education system. Support systems for teachers and school leaders are of paramount importance for this new strategy. Providing efficient technical support solutions, improved procurement frameworks, greater access to devices and broadband for both students and teachers, a library of rich secure digital content and continued CPD opportunities for teachers and school leaders will ensure that teachers and school leaders feel they have the necessary skills and resources to successfully integrate digital technologies to the teaching and learning process. The past year has taught us that digitalisation can greatly enhance and complement teaching and learning but can never replace the direct process. Significant digital momentum has been gained during the lifetime of the pandemic and we believe this momentum will be influential in driving the forthcoming digital strategy.