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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Department of Education and Skills

Information and Communications Technology Issues

Photo of Jonathan O'BrienJonathan O'Brien (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein)
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83. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children in primary school and the number of children in secondary school who used laptops and tablets instead of hard copy school books during each of the past ten years. [24988/14]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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My Department does not collate statistics on the use of tablets/ipads by schools. The use of tablets/ipads is an operational matter for each Board of Management and my Department is not involved. The Professional Service for Teachers (Technology in Education) which promotes and supports the integration of ICT in teaching and learning in schools, is available to advise schools on the adoption of tablets/ipads in schools.

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