Engagement with stakeholders was vital to ensure that the outputs of Beyond Current Horizons were of significant benefit and use.
This area of activity involved engagement with key stakeholders from policy, practitioner and industry groups, through events and one-to-one consultation, to enable their input into the project.
Activities to support engagement with stakeholders included:
- presentations at events
- reporting to strategy groups (eg ICT Champions Group, DCSF Strategy Group)
- industry liaison through BESA seminars and visits to leading technology research labs
- presence at BETT 2009 – communicating and sharing emerging evidence and ideas
- producing a bi-monthly e-newsletter for the stakeholder network.
Alongside these activities was also a programme of public engagement, which aimed to gather representative opinions from all areas of society and ensure that the research programme was shaped not only by scientific evidence, but by the values and aspirations of everyone with a stake in education.