Educational Technology

January 25, 2012

UK Digital literacy campaign – best of your comments and ideas

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by the Guardian

Last week the Guardian launched a campaign to improve the teaching of computer science and IT in schools. Businesses had complained that poor quality courses in schools, colleges and universities had led to a shortage of workers with programming skills, even as these skills become more and more relevant for a wider variety of jobs. Michael Gove, the education secretary, agreed, and last Wednesday made a speech in which he scrapped the existing ICT curriculum – which he felt left children “bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word and Excel by bored teachers” – in favour of allowing schools to write their own, with input from businesses and universities.

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