Using data from official UK government reports spanning twenty years this paper attempts to identify patterns of ICT use in primary and secondary level schooling. Beneath the 'headline' statistics charting the reduction of pupil: computer ratios and increases in funding there lies an enduring picture of educational use of ICT remaining inconsistent and sporadic. From this basis the paper then considers the factors which appear to exert some influence over the general use of ICT in schools and, in doing so, highlights key areas of interest for future educational technology research.
How to Cite:
Selwyn N., (2003) “Exploring Patterns of Computer Use in Schools”, Wales Journal of Education 12(1).