Education

Gove launches technology-focused 'Tech Bacc' as vocational equivalent to A-Level studies

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'We expect all bright students who want to go into technically-skilled jobs or apprenticeships to aim for the Tech Bacc' says minister
23 Apr 2013

Computing ICT in education roundtable: part 1

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A panel of experts define the industry's expectations of a "digital citizen"
19 Apr 2013

Analysis: educating the ‘digital citizens’ of tomorrow

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Computing invited a panel of education experts to give their views on how best to equip young people for tomorrow’s digital economy. Peter Gothard listened in
17 Apr 2013

Queen’s University partners with Infosys to tackle cyber security threat

Queen's secure IT centre and Infosys team up to tackle cloud, Android and iPad security threats
16 Apr 2013

Cyber security roundtable: The next steps for government

Amount invested by government in cyber security isn't good, it's embarrassing, says panel
05 Apr 2013

ESSA Academy: Trading textbooks for tablets

Peter Gothard visits Bolton secondary school the ESSA Academy to find out how a mobile device for every student is revolutionising the education process.
04 Apr 2013

Video: SAS launches academy to tackle big data skills shortage

The thoughts of e-Skills UK, Birmingham City University, an ITMB student and SAS on the academy and big data
28 Mar 2013

Google: giving teaching back to the teacher?

On the wall of Bruno Reddy’s classroom is the phrase 'Freedom is power'. As he tells Peter Gothard, it is a mantra he intends to instil in his students via the use of IT
07 Mar 2013

Opinion: What’s missing from the new computing curriculum for schools

Crispin Weston, chair of BSI’s expert committee for education technology, explains why secondary school ICT had to change
26 Feb 2013

Analysis: In a BYOD class of its own

Peter Gothard reports on a school that has embraced the bring-your-own-device philosophy and rolled out super-fast Wi-Fi for the benefit of pupils and staff
21 Feb 2013

Next Gen Skills appoints Talent Development Co-ordinator

Kim Blake tasked with helping to promote coding and digital design skills in schools
07 Feb 2013

Gove U-turn and new DfE report put moves to raise status of ICT education in doubt

IT features further down report than art and design
07 Feb 2013

Computer gamification in education can hinder learning, warns Johnny Ball

Veteran TV presenter says technology should enhance learning, not detract from it
07 Feb 2013

Google Raspberry Pi gift and IT EBacc ‘diversion’ from real education crisis, says SETUK

Year-long schools overhaul could be tech company conspiracy, suggests adviser to the government
05 Feb 2013

Infosys: Shortage of big data modellers as well as data scientists

Senior vice president says the firm needs both so its clients can benefit
01 Feb 2013

Computer Science to be included in EBacc

Michael Gove says Computer Science will be 'fourth science'
31 Jan 2013

Cable: Education and IT will be UK's biggest export sectors

Business secretary claims education and tech sectors are set to boom
30 Jan 2013

Analysis: It takes skills to explore big data

Sooraj Shah examines the mix of skills organisations need to undertake a successful big data project
24 Jan 2013

Welsh government to spend £39m on faster broadband in schools

Schools will also receive funds to buy ICT kit
15 Jan 2013

Lego launches hackable, iOS-ready, Raspberry Pi-like super brick

New Mindstorms range takes aim at science and technology education
09 Jan 2013

Analysis: data scientists – a case of quality versus quantity?

As more organisations seek to exploit big data, so courses designed to teach the requisite data science skills are beginning to spring up. But fears are growing that they might not be attracting the right calibre of candidate
09 Jan 2013

BT teams up with skills bodies to create 550 IT apprenticeships in 2013

National Skills Academy for IT and NITP working with BT to fill tech roles at SMEs
08 Jan 2013

Getting a Raspberry Pi for Christmas? Now there’s an online store to go with it

With 25 apps already, the Pi Store is fast catching up with Windows 8…
19 Dec 2012

SAS launches academy to tackle demand for "£52,000 a year" big data specialists

Demand for specialists to “increase by 92 per cent in next 5 years”
10 Dec 2012