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E-learning Credits

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he has issued to schools on the appropriate use of e-learning credits. (110560)

The DfES provides schools with detailed guidance on the use of e-learning credits (eLCs).

This guidance is highlighted as part of the general funding circular to schools and displayed on the Curriculum Online website:

http://www.curriculumonline.gov.uk/Helpdesk/Helpdesk+page.htm#tobuy

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department has approved for purchase with e-learning credits technologies which would facilitate the collection of biometric data. (110561)

[holding answer 22 January 2007]: The Department does not collect this specific information but only products to support the teaching of the national curriculum in England are eligible for e-learning credits (eLCs).

The DfES publishes guidelines which cover the criteria against which software products will be judged to be eligible for certification and inclusion in the Curriculum Online catalogue, and therefore eligible for eLCs.

The guidelines are at:

http://www.curriculumonline.gov.uk/SupplierCentre/compliance.htm

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what types of systems and software his Department has approved for purchase with e-learning credits. (110562)

[holding answer 22 January 2007]: The DfES publishes guidelines which cover the criteria against which software products will be judged to be eligible for certification and inclusion in the Curriculum Online catalogue, and therefore eligible for e-learning credits. The guidelines are at:

http://www.curriculumonline.gov.uk/SupplierCentre/compliance.htm