Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (140)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

Ceist:

140. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 102 of 27 February 2014, the reason the Professional Development Service for Teachers (Technology in Education) is sanctioning the use and purchase of iPads by students, when a much cheaper and more useful tablet is available on which one can use Microsoft Office Applications and study for ECDL and many other computer courses, unlike the iPad, which is not compatible with the most common applications such as Word and Excel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11828/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (Technology in Education) does not endorse or promote any product for use in schools. Schools may decide which technology to use to support the implementation of the curriculum. The Professional Development Service for Teachers (Technology in Education) is available to advise schools on how to integrate technology in teaching and learning.