Design and technology on-line: more than just a web site!

2006-05-05T16:57:08Z (GMT) by Geoff Howard
The aim of D+T Online is to link school D&T departments via the Internet. The project currently is being developed by the National Association of Advisers and Inspectors in Design and Technology (NAAIDT) in North Yorkshire and was sponsored initially by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP). The purpose of D&TOnline is that students and teachers should be able to access advice or information from databases within their own school and elsewhere, from staff and students in other schools and colleges and from contacts in local industries. Also that students should be able to have components produced, to their own designs, at remote sites if their own schools lacks a particular manufacturing capability. The remote manufacturing process itself will lead to a further exchange of advice and comment on the design proposals to ensure successful production.