My daily working life revolves around the various uses of ICT in Scottish education (I'm a lucky man, I know). Now there's new evidence of what's going on, a thing which is critical to help us develop services that meet the needs of learners, teachers and all the various 'stakeholders' in the education system.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education has published 'The Integration of Information and Communications Technology in Scottish Schools: an interim report'. Inspectors see a great volume of ICT activity as they visit schools around the country, and reports such as this present key information about the impact of ICT on learning, the features that underpin good practice in teaching, leadership, school management etc. The report also suggests areas for improvement, some of which represent long-standing concerns. The ability to 'refresh' stocks of computer equipment; in-school technical difficulties and the availability of technical support; professional development for teacher skills and pedagogy; and the progressive development of pupil skills are all issues.