This workshop will explain what the DRL network is, and how it could enable schools to deliver projects geared around, for example: Future learning schemes Alternative funding mechanisms Staff/pupil/parent knowledge sharing Secure and safe online communities. The benefits services connected over the Digital Region network will be felt not only by the schools themselves, but by the teachers, the students, the parents and the wider community.
With a ubiquitous broadband network in place, the challenges faced in implementing a virtual classroom-type environment would no longer be as difficult to overcome
Universal access to electronic libraries would significantly benefit education facilities. It could be used at smaller schools and colleges, enabling them to share resources.
Parents would also see the benefit of the Digital Region network. Access to electronic student records would allow them to keep track of their children’s attendance record as well as their performance.