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About SIP

The Schools Integration Project (SIP) is a central initiative of the Department of Education and Science's (DES) Schools IT 2000 policy framework - the drive to place information and communications technology (ICT) at the heart of the educational experience in Irish schools. The focus of SIP is to foster whole school development in relation to ICT integration by establishing pilot projects in a number of schools working in partnership with education centres, the community, industry, businesses and third level institutions.

Since its inception in 1998, SIP has come to consist of almost 90 highly diverse school-level projects, each of which is intended in some way to test out or develop ICT applications, pedagogies and/or resources that may have particular relevance in Ireland. Over 400 schools have taken part in SIP projects and it is hoped that the outcomes of these projects will set standards for best practice in ICT in Irish schools.

SIP is an initiative of the National Centre for Technology in Education
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