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January 27, 2012

Tech or Tech-no? Why IT Education Reforms Are Better Late Than Never

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:15 am

by Jade Lane, Huffington Post

Michael Gove, UK education secretary, has finally done the right thing, and realised that IT education in England is ”demotivating and dull”. Even better, he’s gone one step further and announced an overhaul of the IT National Curriculum, which will focus on web design, computer programming and computer science to reflect today’s technological needs. It goes without saying – our lives are taking on a digital and technological element. We use our phones for virtually everything – from updating our Facebook to ordering our shopping from a major supermarket. We use our computers for writing a letter to producing the next Number 1 single. Our reliance on technology is ever-growing – I use my phone to tell my Sky+ box to record Holby City when I’ve forgotten to tell it myself (hell hath no fury if I missed an episode). Whether this is positive or negative has yet to be seen, but ultimately, it makes sense that we need a strong workforce to be able to maintain and evolve these technological advances.

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