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Wednesday, 27 June, 2001, 12:03 GMT 13:03 UK
London pupils get learning network
School children at computer
Pupils will have access to an array of material
An online education network is being set up for London, enabling more than a million students to do their schoolwork from anywhere.

It is the the brainchild of the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) and is part of a public-private partnership with digitalbrain, an online education platform.

The internet portal is said to be potentially the most extensive learning network in the world with collaboration and interaction between students, teachers and parents throughout the capital.


By working together, London LEAs will deliver for learners a world-class facility

Brian Durrant, London Grid for Learning
Brian Durrant, chief executive of the LGfL, said the portal would go live for London schools and pupils from 1 September.

Students and teachers will have online access to learning materials from anywhere with internet facilities.

The portal also acts as a medium for sharing and exchanging information and ideas.

The chief executive of digitalbrain, David Clancy, said: "Nothing is more exciting than giving London's students and teachers the tools and critical mass to build the world's most vibrant, knowledge-based, multimedia broadband economy, themselves."

Broadband resources

The network aims to enhance people's learning by providing high-quality educational content supplied by local users and purchased from commercial providers.

The LGfL is made up of the 33 London education authorities, providing online broadband education resources to the city's 2,500 schools.

Mr Durrant said: "By working together, London LEAs will deliver for learners a world class facility which will far exceed in quality, scope and value for money anything which could be achieved by working in isolation."

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