The EDSI projects had demonstrated the educational potential of the Internet and this was picked up by the Stevenson Review which recommended:
"a strategy for information and communications technology in education must include access for teachers and students to the Internet. It will allow them to access information and to communicate in a way that has never been possible" ...
In Phase 3 of the UK ILS evaluations (BECTa, 1998) there was considerable agreement between the separate studies carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), Durham and Leicester universities that all pupils found ILS engaging and motivating. They suggest that the reason why ILS may be motivating for learners is that they manage to confront pupils with a reasonable balance of demand, support and feedback.
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BECTa (1998). "The UK ILS evaluations—final report". Coventry: British Educational Communications and Technology Agency.
Underwood, J. & Brown, J. (Eds) (1997). "Integrated Learning Systems—potential into practice" Oxford: NCET Heinemann.
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