E-schooling: Global Messages from a Small Island looks at how an entire school system is starting to transform learning through ICT. It is based on an evaluation of ICT work in a wide range of schools in Northern Ireland and askes what it takes to change learning through technology in what we call 'e-schooling'.

The book sets analyzes and suggests answers to two key questions:

  • can the intervention of government and the forging of strategic alliances with providers of education and of technology bring about systemic change?
  • without radical reform of curriculum, assessment and learning are computers any more than a frill?

The authors, an education technology strategist and inspector, and a teacher education specialist, map out the complexities for those involved in teaching, training and evaluating in what is probably one of the most far reaching changes to education ever seen.

This book puts the spotlight on the costs and benefits of e-schooling and asks some hard-hitting questions of those involved in educating young people in schools at the start of the twenty-first century.

chapter |7 pages


chapter 2|19 pages

An integrated strategy for ICT in schools

chapter 3|21 pages

Teacher development for e-schooling

chapter 5|20 pages

An e-curriculum for an e-school?

chapter 6|14 pages

Connected learning for citizenship

chapter 7|21 pages

Special and inclusive learning

chapter 8|21 pages

Enterprising education

chapter 9|16 pages

Leadership for quality in an e-school

chapter 10|15 pages

Global messaging