05 July 2012
The Scottish Government has announced that Education Secretary Michael Russell has appointed the Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Muffy Calder, to convene an ICT Excellence Group to consider the future development of Glow, the schools intranet.
The new ICT Excellence Group will draw on the experience and expertise of end-users and educational technology experts to scope the long-term, user-centred future of Glow.
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell said:
'It is crucial that the next generation of Glow allows schools to harness the power of technology for learning, to keep pace with rapidly evolving developments and speak the language that young people speak online.
'Professor Calder's group will have the challenge of imagining a future for the service that can be customised to the individual requirements of our young people, is dynamic, and can remain relevant for years to come. I look forward to receiving their advice later this year.'
The group members are now announced as follows: Prof Muffy Calder; Prof Ian Sommerville; Prof Mike Sharples; Mr Ewan McIntosh; Mr Charlie Love; Prof Bill Buchanan; Mr Hamish Budge; Prof Jeff Haywood; Mr Neil Winton; Mr Tony Rafferty; Mr Fraser Speirs; Ms Jaye Richards Hill; and Mr Martin Dewar (who will facilitate the involvement of two school pupils in the group).
This story is also covered on the Engage for Education website: Glow - Schools IT Excellence Group set up.