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Ed Vaizey calls for BBC backing on computer sciences

Ed Vaizey calls for BBC backing on computer sciences | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
The UK has faced a barrage of criticism recently over its lack of computer science education.Google CEO Eric Schmidt was withering in his summation of a British system which has forgone the teaching computer programming in schools.

“The BBC’s power to make a difference in this area is significant,” Vaizey said, “and I hope now that it will find a charismatic presenter for a history of computer science, so that we can increase interest in computer science education.”

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Google boss raps education in UK

Google boss raps education in UK | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Google chairman Eric Schmidt says education in Britain is limiting success in the digital media economy.

"Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it's made. That is just throwing away your great computing heritage"

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Schmidt ICT bombshell echoes Bletchley Park Summit

Schmidt ICT bombshell echoes Bletchley Park Summit | Disruptive Nostalgia in Education UK | Scoop.it
Google's Eric Schmidt isn't the only one dismayed by computing in the UK.

 

At Bletchley Park, home of some of the greatest ever computational thinking in the UK, a mix of software developers, teachers and representatives of industry names like Microsoft, Google and the BBC were attending the ‘Educating Programmers Summit’ where they also debated this very issue.

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