The BBC is launching a new initiative that aims to "bring digital technology and computer coding to even more homes, businesses and schools" over the coming years, in a bid to plug the UK's digital skills gap.
Government and industry are already working to ensure that essential computing skills are being taught in schools with a new computing curriculum to launch in the UK in September 2014.
Education secretary Michael Gove told Computing in August that the updated ICT curriculum will give children a better understanding of computer science through studying topics such as computational logic, algorithms and data representation.
"Pupils will obtain insight into how the digital technologies that they use every day actually work and understand how these technology products result from human ingenuity and rational design processes," he said.
But interest in higher education IT and computing courses is also falling and the BBC said that it wants to help to change that.
"From working with children and young people, to stimulating a national conversation about digital creativity, the BBC will help audiences embrace technology and get creative.
"Whether it's apps, websites, games, computer code, robotics or digital art, a range of BBC tools and resources will give people the skills to solve problems, tell stories and build new businesses in the digital world," the organisation said.
The BBC will work with government, academic institutions and technology companies on the initiative, with many of its partners to be announced in the next few months. It hopes that the programme will be fully functional by 2015.
"We can bring together different organisations that are already involved in coding and help to be the glue that brings them together," said Ralph Rivera, director of future media at the BBC.
"Digital skills are absolutely fundamental in the modern world, and we're in a unique position to help people develop them and provide a safe online playground to try them out. We want to transform the nation's ability and attitude towards coding," he added.
Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television, said that the organisation could leverage its TV, radio and online services to "inspire the next generation to get creative, digitally".
"We'll harness the power of our biggest platforms and services, create partnerships and commission programmes to get people excited about computing again and help young people build the technologies and businesses of the future," he said.