Timeline Events

Track the history of technology developments within education. An excellent starting point for anyone researching the use of technology in education.

Welcome to TPEA’s Living History Timeline of Educational Technology

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Thanks to our supporters so far...

The National Archive of Educational Computing
The Association of IT in Teacher Education (ITTE)
The MirandaNet Fellowship

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Does the content in our timeline remind you of your own experiences? Were you involved in these projects and have information to share with us?

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The library of the Living History is curated and maintained by TPEA. However, we cannot achieve this without the support of our wider communities and TPEA members. We are hugely grateful to both Professor Peter Avis from BECTA and Dr. Richard Millwood from Core Education UK who have donated resources and content for the timeline. Supported by Sandra Crapper, Maureen Gurr, Professor Margaret Cox OBE, Nick Rushby, BESA, BECTA, Professor  Stephen Heppell and Joy Hooper, they have all generously given their knowledge and expertise .

If you can assist, donate or help curate, then please do get in touch through the contact form.

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We promote research and effective practice in the use of digital technologies, particularly, but without limitation, in schools; and support initial and continuing teacher professional development, in particular in the field of the effective use of educational technologies.

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