[caption id="attachment_38682" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="The move is part of the U.K. government's larger plan to cut 6.2 billion pounds for fiscal 2010-11."]The move is part of the government's larger plan to cut 6.2 billion pounds for fiscal 2010-2011.[/caption]

In a move that has sent shock waves throughout the education technology world, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), which has been a leading international voice in research and support for using information and communications technology (ICT) in schools, is shutting its doors—a victim of the new U.K. government’s cost-cutting measures.

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