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EdTech APPG report published – Lessons from Lockdown

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The inaugural report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education Technology (APPG) ‘Lessons from Lockdown: what we learned about Education Technology in 2020’  is published today. It is the result of the contribution of many individuals and organisations, all of
whom are committed to learning valuable insights from the experience of the first lockdown.

As many of you will know, the EdTech APPG was founded in September 2020, with BESA providing secretariat support. The Group is chaired by Damian Hinds MP who works alongside Vice Chairs Baroness Hooper, Baroness Morris of Yardley, Lord Knight of Weymouth, Lord Willetts, Lord Lucas, Christian Wakeford MP, Chris Skidmore MP, Conor Burns MP, and Kevin Brennan MP.

Since it was established the APPG has held several expert panel discussions and overseen a Call for Evidence into which remote learning technologies and practices proved effective during lockdown. We would like to thank the BESA members, teachers, schools, experts and tech providers who submitted evidence and have helped to shape the findings of the report.

The report goes beyond the recognisable challenges of broadband connectivity and access to devices, and delves into the wider issue of curriculum delivery, SEND provision, safeguarding, pastoral care and wellbeing as well as the role of technology in supporting staff. The report concludes with recommendations for both periods of school disruption and for ongoing education now that schools have reopened for all students.

Download your copy of the report below, or click here to view an HTML copy online.

For more information please contact Monica Thompson at edtechappg@besa.org.uk

This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group.