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Council for Educational Technology (CET) established
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Secretary of State
DETAIL OF THE EVENT
The Council for Educational Technology (originally called the National Council for Educational Technology (NCET) but reformed as the Council for Educational Technology (CET) in 1972) was set up in 1967 by the Department of Education and Science in the UK.
Initially it consisted of a large council of experts with a small administrative team whose purpose was to “advise educational services and industrial training organisations on the use of audio visual aids and media” but it quickly became more than this, developing projects, producing an academic journal BJET and advising government on setting up major computer aided learning programmes (NDPCAL and MEP).
It was amalgamated with the Microelectronics Education Support Unit (MESU) in 1989 to form the National Council for Educational Technology (NCET which later was renamed the British Educational and Communication Technology Agency (Becta) in 1997).