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Classroom revolution booted up by Minister for Digital Britain

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 05 October 2010

THE Minister for Digital Britain is due at a demonstration in East London today which is set to spark a revolution in the way computers are being used in the classroom. Stephen Timms is looking in at the demonstration inspired by a project to get children away from the traditional computer screens and keyboard

By Mike Brooke

THE Minister for Digital Britain is due at a demonstration in East London today which is set to spark a revolution in the way computers are being used in the classroom.

Stephen Timms is looking in at the demonstration at the University of East London which has been inspired by a project to get children away from the traditional computer screens and keyboard.

The project by two university students, Stuart Norman and Matt Radbourne, uses technologies such as infra-red to take computer-based learning out into the playground or project interactive images onto the classroom floor.

Matt said: "Parents are worried that children are becoming too reliant on computer technology. We want to prove it isn't computers that are the problem, but the design of 'e-learning' that uses them."

Mr Timms is being shown how the technology works at the university's Docklands campus in the Royal Docks with the help of pupils from Earlham Primary School in Forest Gate. Stuart Norman was once a pupil at the school.

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