Educational Technology

February 26, 2013

President Obama calls for computer programming requirements in schools

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by VG24/7

President Obama has stated that all children should be introduced to computer programming in schools. In a recent Google+ Fireside Hangout interview – via Polygon – Obama said that introducing required computer programming studies in schools “made sense”, given the popularity of gaming among children. He suggested that the move would also help make more kids ‘job-ready by the time they wrap up their education. Citing Mark Zuckerburg as an example of someone who made their riches off the back of a love for gaming, Obama continued, “Part of what I’m trying to do here is make sure that we’re working with high schools and school districts all across the country to make the high school experience relevant for young people, not all of whom are going to get four year college degree or advanced degree.

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