Shape the FutureClosing the opportunity gap through 1:1 computingShape the Future is a global initiative, led by Microsoft, that aims to close the opportunity gap by giving learners C A1:1 access to their own computer. So far, more than 21 million students in 56 countries have already gainedaccess to technology through Shape the Future. Children who are online at homeNow, for the first time, Shape the Future is coming to the UK. Microsoft, Intel and RM Education are working can achieve a two-grade improvementtogether to enable schools to provide high quality, affordable devices to all students, enabling them to in a subject at GCSE; that can mean thebenefit from the many opportunities technology has to offer. difference between a child getting an ‘A’ and aThis infographic sets out to explain why it’s so important that all of our ‘C’ gradechildren are digitally included. 90% of all future jobs will require Of all some computer use the potential economic benefits r derived from digital ve 1 o en ha inclusion, home access childr Where A*- C for children delivers , the greatest. GC SEs at ship more er owner e of rt t ompu the chanc uppo c y9 CSEs b to s incre ases dG e used g 5 goo ts. gettin age poin can b t 1:1 PC p ercen 7 6 of the ns most llion are There 8 inmeiUK whonheat.ve This availability of technology gives learners greater choice about where, when and how they study. Research inter v en tio 7. lts th inter adu he used t hi ghly ed by never st gap shows that this helps to motivate 1:1 PC ownership is a mend f ICT ru t use o key component for recom tonaTainment learners and improve attainment. th in telligen its driving forward “With hoe l has raised m the Sute the tt ective o digitisation: y sc fro m t levels 7% the atta inmen e top 2 - Equipping our uc eff 5% to th ears.” to red n learners; ted children to compete bottom ree y in the global e is last th we ass economy bet peer- tions , in the back , rly inter ven mework - Driving equality and feed , ea , ho social mobility For children and their parents, being online at home le arning ne tutoring improves attainment levels , helps parents o-o one-t engage with school and offers schools an opportunity T to reduce administration costs. and IC om 47% of those living in er n ro put r ow households earning less than com hei wn in t £11.5k do not use the ess on urs Through the Magellan e ir o c e th t ac % Don’t ho internet compared with only programme, hav rne ays 47% inte ion st d use the en 4% of those with an income 500,000 of c h ildr h ave nlin e mo ill internet 2% of child dren go o nd 13 m For some people 1:1 ren of over £30k primary school • 6 % PC access could generate 6 chi l spe • 4 5% of the UKay children in 4% £300k in additional earnings. Portugal have their own PC as • 6 ildren inevery d <£11.5K >£30K part of the • Ch ebsites w Income government’s broader aim to UK-wide this could amount to build a knowledge-based £6.6bn in increased lifetime society earnings. Despite sharply rising school spending per pupil during the last 10 years , improvements in schooling outcomes have been limited in the UK. We need to find new ways to raise attainment.
Sources:• ONS Internet Access Quarterly Update 2012 Q2• OFCOM• BECTA Home Access case study• HM Government (2008) ‘Delivering Digital Inclusion: An Action Plan for Consultation• Impact of 1:1 PC ownership – Experian• Sutton Trust• Microsoft• Department for Children, Schools and Families Children’s Plan, 2007• DCF Home Access to Technology Public Consultation, 2008• Is there an impact of household computer ownership on chidren’s educational attainment in Britain, Schmitt and Wadsworth 2004• PwC analysis• OECD data• Child Wise