dConstruct 2012: A quick review
Code Club, STEM Ambadassors and ICT in schools
This was my second year attending the dConstruct conference in Brighton, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The main theme was discovering the future by looking at the past. But later at the after party, while discussing what we’d seen and where we would go from here (I mean technology wise, not where […]
Free education from top unis courtesy of Udacity, Coursera and MITx
I recently discovered a new initiative called Code Club (http://www.codeclub.org.uk/) which attempts to introduce computer programming to children in year 5 and 6, via hour long after-school clubs. It is a volunteer-led programme, with no cost to schools, assuming that they already have PCs or Macs upon which to run the software, called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/).
Previously I’d seen the MITx offering that was due to roll out later this year, and was looking forward to seeing what it had to offer. However, thanks to an old work colleague sharing a link on Facebook, I discovered Coursera, who are now already offering FREE courses on a variety of subjects, provided by […]