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Jan 07, 2009

DRS sponsors international ministerial seminar on technology in education

Education technology provider, DRS is sponsoring the first ever Learning and Technology World Forum to be delivered by Becta (the UK government's lead agency on supporting technology in education) on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).

The forum, which is to be held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster from 12-14th January 2009, is an international ministerial seminar on technology in education and looks set to attract attendees from 60 countries – with those present representing over two thirds of the world's population.

The forum's overarching theme is 'Next Generation Learning' which will encompass the streams of ‘Leadership for the 21st Century’, ‘Skills for the 21st Century’ and ‘An Education Workforce for the 21st Century’. This reflects the diversity of learners now benefiting from innovative use of technology and the opportunities for further pioneering work at all levels of education, skills and learning.

Participants will explore and share knowledge, experience and ideas associated with practice and policy within each of the streams. Such sharing of experience, together with presentations by world leading specialists, will help to build a global picture of the range of approaches to learning and technology. Participants will learn from their counterparts and be engaged to explore and exchange different approaches.

Debbie Rofe, Head of Marketing at DRS, comments: “As world leaders in providing global scanning, recognition, processing, registration and marking solutions to the education sector, we believe sharing best practice is the only way to improve education standards. Showcasing prime examples of best practice and attracting education ministers and key policy makers from around the world, the Learning and Technology World Forum offers the perfect vehicle for improving standards on a global level.”

DRS will be exhibiting on Stand H20 at the British Education and Training Technology(BETT) show at London Olympia from 14-17th January 2009. BETT is the largest education and technology exhibition of its kind with over 30,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors taking part.

Additional Information

DRS has the skills and expertise to manage data capture projects of any size or complexity around the world. Specialising in examination and assessment processing, electronic marking and student attendance and registration solutions, DRS has almost four decades experience in managing complex educational data capture projects. Complete solutions are implemented using the Company’s extensive expertise in document design, printing, award winning scanning and image capture technologies, software, logistics, project management and consultancy.