Naace is a lobby group for education technology in the UK.
It lobbies for 'the appropriate use' of technology in schools, 'not just as a specialist subject but across all curriculum areas and to assist with whole school improvement'. Miles Berry of Naace said:
'Recent ministerial speeches suggest that political thinking is now recognising the powerful contribution which digital technology can make to learning and teaching in schools. Naace’s voice in this conversation is an important one... access, touch screen interfaces, the blog as a global platform form pupils’ voice, and an increasingly critical awareness of the role of data, and its use by government and business all feature prominently on the education agenda.'
Naace is a Registered Charity with an associated Trading Company, Naace (Trading) Ltd. It was previously known as the National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education.
According to Naace, it: provides information and support to 'Members, Sponsoring Partners and UK government departments on current issues relating to ICT in education'; funds 'networking opportunities' for teachers, Local Authorities, the IT industry and UK government agencies; and 'engages in consultation at local, regional, national and international levels'.
- Dr Christina Preston, Associate Professor of Education, MirandaNet Fellowship at the Education Futures Institute, De Montfort University
- Allison Allen, Director, Outstream Consulting. Describes her work as: 'Focusing on growth areas of innovation, assessment, raising attainment, ICT Mark preparation/assessment and e-safety, with demand in CPD, research, consultancy for suppliers developing new & existing products.'
- Lucinda Searle, ICT Consultant at Bristol Local Authority
- Miles Berry: principal lecturer in teacher education at the University of Roehampton, working with a large number of primary trainees and partner schools. He was also part of the team drafting the new computing curriculum.
- Dughall McCormick, currently involved in supporting schools in their diverse uses of technology to support learning.
- Drew Buddie, Chair of Naace & Head of Computing at Royal Masonic School.
- David Smith (Dave), Computing and ICT Adviser at Havering School Improvement Services (London)
- Dr Carol Porter, manages the Technology Curriculum Support Centre in Bury LA, the ICT arm of the borough Development and Training Centre
- David Whyley, founder of Whytek Consulting, an educational technology consultancy service
- Nick Madhavji, founder of Joskos Solutions, provider of ICT support to schools.
- Twitter: @Naace
- University Of Nottingham Innovation Park,
- The Sir Colin Campbell Building,
- Triumph Road,
- NG7 2TU