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Eric Schmidt wants compulsory computer classes in our schools

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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Sunday, 28 Aug 2011, 08:29


Eric Schmidt's MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival

18 months ago the OU forums were full of it:

"The problem for schools at the moment is that many teachers do not have the levels of digital literacy held by many of their students. This is magnified by the fact that the 'decision makers' in schools - i.e. the senior management team are less likely to have the skills needed due to their ... 'experience' so see less value in elearning and ict.

They have the power to effect change and innovate but are less likely to use it.

Gavin Holden 11 February 2010, 22:12
And barriers to learning:
"In FE-environments at present, they are staring down the barrel of a gun that spells out a requirement of at least a 75% pass-rate for A-levels. As a consequence they become more interested in bullying lecturers into, in effect, ticking boxes than being creative, let alone innovative."
Eva Arndt 12 February 2010, 14:31
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