17th June 1999

 

TEACHERS TO TURN STUDENT FOR COURSE

 

Teachers from across the county will be going back to the classroom in July to get up to scratch on the latest computer technology.

 

Computer courses, at no cost to schools, are being offered by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside to give education professionals a hands-on introduction to making the most of the computer in the classroom.

 

Advanced technology in the £11 million Media Production and Learning Resource Centre will be used for the ‘Step into Information Technology’ programme which is on offer to all Lincolnshire teachers.

 

“The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is committed to serving the educational and developmental needs of the region,” said Phil Cosker, the Director of Development and External Relations for the Faculty of Arts & Technology. “We are also aware that resource constraints often impede the meeting of these needs.”

 

On the 20-hour course the teachers will learn how to create a website, use spreadsheets and Word documents and acquire the skills needed to develop learning materials.

 

“We very much hope that schools in the region will seize this opportunity,” added Mr Cosker.

 

All headteachers in the county have been contacted about the scheme which begins with introductory sessions on 3rd and 10th July.

 

Further enquiries to Phil Cosker or Lynn Johnson on 01522 882000.

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk