Birmingham, along with some other Local Education Authorities around the country, is embarking upon an ambitious and exciting project which will provide all pupils with their own, personal learning device. The goal of one-to-one access to technology is to be realised through an “e-Learning Foundation,” a Charitable Trust. AAL is potentially the single most significant educational initiative in decades. The project will transform the way in which children learn in classrooms across the city, and will extend learning beyond the confines of the school day and the school building. It is expected to have a significant effect upon standards of achievement, and will also contribute to the creation of a technologically literate workforce in the next generation. This will enable citizens to take advantage of shifting employment patterns, as new-technology employers are attracted to the city.