Welsh Government launches 'digital learning' platform

Teachers and pupils will be able to access online resources via a new website launched by Education Minister Leighton Andrews.

'HWB' will allow teachers to create and share teaching materials, while schools and colleges will be able to create their own sites with a secure area that only they can access.

The scheme has been trialled at four schools in Cardiff and will be rolled out over the next 18 months at a cost of £4.5m.

It's hoped 1,800 Welsh schools will be able to access the resources by the end of 2013.

One aspect of the site will allow children to create blogs and access the information from home, provided families have access to the internet.

It will play a key role in helping schools to share information with parents and involve them in their chid's learning. HWB is an exciting opportunity for schools to transform the way they teach and engage with pupils.

– Education Minister Leighton Andrews

The resources will be able to work on any platform, with the Government hoping all pupils from 3-19 will be able to access it by 2015.