Apple, Canon and the National Grid for Learning (NGL) are looking for more Northern Ireland schools to join a digital media project.

The project is called C2k. It's an attempt to provide learning technology services through using digital image and video assets.

The partners are looking for five schools to join a digital video pilot and five other schools for a digital still photography pilot. "C2k wants schools to explore the use of digital music in the production of copyright free music, for example background music for films," said the NGL.

The first phase of the project ended in 2004 and involved ten schools from the region. Phase Two explores the cross-curricular use of digital technologies in the classroom. An eMac with SuperDrive, a Canon digital video or digital still camera and iLife '06 will be provided to schools involved in the project.

There are multiple aims to the scheme, including:

Identifying models of effective practice in inspiring and developing pupil creativity;

Collecting evidence on the impact of new technology in schools on pupil standards and the development of creativity, thinking and team-working skills;

To provide information and advice about best practice in the use of the equipment provided for learning and teaching;

To explore the cross curricular potential of digital still and video cameras.

Application forms from schools must be in by March 17.