BBC pulls plug on learning resource
The BBC is closing down its ambitious £150m online learning resource following complaints from commercial rivals, reports the Guardian.
The BBC Trust, which replaced the governors at the beginning of the year as part of its new charter agreement, ruled BBC Jam should be axed next week pending a wide-ranging review expected to take until the end of the year. It will ask BBC management to come back with new proposals within three months.
The decision followed complaints to the European commission by commercial providers of educational software and online resources, including the Guardian-owned Learn.co.uk, that the BBC contravened the launch conditions under which it was given consent by the government and the commission.