The message is in the medium
A Capita/DfES case study

Page 1: Introduction

Put a Victorian school teacher into a modern classroom, with books and blackboards, and he or she would find little had changed fundamentally. However a doctor or engineer would be totally bewildered by the technological advances that have affected their professions. But the world of education is changing. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) advances have already had an enormous...
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Page 2: The Capita Group plc

The Capita Group Plc was founded in 1984 with just two employees. It has achieved exceptional growth and is now one of the UK's most experienced professional support services businesses. By focusing on building client relationships, Capita's partnership approach has resulted in a 1999 turnover of £327 million. It has long term contracts to provide a whole range of services to central and local...
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Page 3: The external economic environment

The newly elected Labour Government made the raising of standards in education its stated number one priority.Government policy is to provide Lifelong Learning for all, to create a knowledge driven economy. The key to economic success in the 21st Century will be a well-trained, highly skilled, flexible workforce. This cannot be achieved without a strong education system. Education UK is...
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Page 4: The learning network

Capita Education Services has produced The Learning Network, designed to be a total solution to a school's ICT training needs. Capita has developed separate packages for primary and secondary schools and subject specific material. It provides an integrated, school based learning programme that uses ICT to deliver and support the teachers. It therefore comfortably satisfies all the criteria...
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Page 5: Conclusion

If it is to be productive and succeed in the 21st Century, it is essential that the British educational system produces highly skilled, ICT literate students to provide its future workforce. This needs teachers with the knowledge and expertise of the cutting edge of new technology. In such a highly competitive market, with many organisations keen to offer this training and support, Capita must...
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