Digital Resources to Support Basic Skills Education for 14-19 Year-Olds: The landscape, and opportunities for development

Anne Sparrowhawk

01 May 2007

This report, and the research upon which it is based, was commissioned by Futurelab in response to the Leitch Review of Skills, which identified that significant proportions of the population lacked basic skills by the time they reached adulthood. Three research questions guided the research, which were:

  • How are digital technologies being used to support the teaching and learning of basic skills at 14-19?
  • To what extent do these approaches fully exploit 14-19 year-olds' use of digital technologies?
  • What recommendations should be offered to policy makers, practitioners, researchers and developers in order to improve the development of basic skills at 14-19 through the use of digital technologies?