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16 November, 2009 - Taoiseach launches €150m plan for 'smart schools'
New action plan includes teaching laptop and digital projector for each classroom in major high-tech drive
Every classroom in the country is to get a teaching laptop, software and digital projector over the next three years as part of a €150 million plan for 'smart schools' launched today [Monday] by the Taoiseach, Brian Cowen TD.
The new action plan has been produced by the joint advisory group established by the Minister for Education and Science, Batt O'Keeffe TD, and builds on the earlier strategy group report, 'Investing Effectively in ICT in Schools'.
The advisory group was chaired by Paul Rellis, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, and comprised members of ICT Ireland, the Telecommunications and Internet Federation, the Irish Software Association, the Department of Education and Science, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, and the National Centre for Technology in Education.