Ireland's Primary Schools to Adopt Apple Technology By the End of 2006

The Irish government has launched a project called "FÍS," a Gaelic word that means "vision," according to an article on the Apple UK Web site, but can also stand for "film in schools." The project, which aims to incorporate video in all aspects of primary school curricula, first entered a pilot phase in 1999 and will be applied to all of the countryis 3,500 primary schools by the end of the year.

Creative director Ciarán McCormack said: "The three watch words for FÍS are simplicity, connectivity and creativity. Apple gets ticks in all three boxes. The hardware and the software are so intuitive that teachers and children can just get on with what the project is all about -- making and using films to learn."

Thanks to Macworld UK for the link.