Recommendations from the ESRC Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) to improve school league tables were adopted by the Department for Education and implemented in 2011.
All impact case studies (information technology)
- Results: (8)
New tools developed by social scientists enable findings from different countries to be compared more reliably.
MissionMaker, a software tool enabling teenagers to create their own computer games, is now used in over 200 schools and is part of the Institute of Education's Masters programmes.
The UK Children Go Online project has had a substantial impact on the design of safeguards to protect children from harmful material on the internet.
The charity Alternative Futures Group developed an improved information and communications infrastructure through a KTP partnership with the Liverpool John Moores University.
Award-winning psychological research has underpinned the development of Electronic Financial Advice software which delivers computer-based feedback on financial decisions, leading to commercial research spinouts.
An ESRC-funded partnership between Redbridge Local Authority and the University of Reading helped to develop a metadata scheme to enable the storage, retrieval and dissemination of educational materials.
Collaboration between Farleigh Education Group and the University of Bath helped to develop an e-learning based course for care and support workers, providing cost-effective training for up to 1,000 staff members.