While exploring the Cambridge Latin Course site for help in teaching a keen lad who – the old story – has moved to a school that doesn't teach Latin, I came across the page reporting on when the DVDs are to be expected. It helped me to understand why Will Griffiths talked to the press the way he did. Very many of us are feeling frustrated about the non-appearance of these valuable educational tools, and Will must be the most frustrated of all. Here is part of the page:
CSCP is acutely aware of the problems caused to schools by the delay in the availability of this software and has raised these concerns with the DfES.
Update: Wednesday, 16th February 2005
DfES aim to decide on their preferred solution to the technical issues by Friday 25th February. The E-learning Resources are unlikely to be available before September 2005.
Update: Tuesday 1st March 2005
DfES aim to decide on their preferred solution to the technical issues by Wednesday 9th March. The E-learning Resources are unlikely to be available before September 2005.
Update: Thursday 10th March 2005
Details of DfES's preferred solution now under discussion.
Update: Monday 21st March 2005
DfES states that it is unable to agree work on its preferred solution to the technical problems. No expected delivery date for the software can now be provided. Teachers may wish to contact either the ICT in Schools Division of the DfES (0800 000 2288) or their local MP to enquire about the DfES's plans to deliver the software.
You can meet Will Griffiths at the ARLT Summer School. See my post about this (with its tongue-in-cheek intro). See also the Summer School page.