DfEE/DATA CAD/CAM in Schools Initiative - A Success Story so Far

Andrew Breckon
2000, Vol. 5, No. 2,


This paper explains the structure and early development of the government's major initiative to develop CAD/CAM in schools as part of an overall strategy to update and enhance design and technology. It looks at the origins of the project and then sets out the structure of the programme and the rationale behind the structure. The paper then goes on to describe the role of pilot schools and CAD/CAM hubs and this is followed by the analysis of the effectiveness of such programmes.

There is a brief analysis of what the project has currently achieved, with examples of work and the challenges that are emerging and where the work is leading in the future.

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