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Teach children how to write computer programs

The problem with ICT is that children are bored to death by it. It's largely office skills and the UK's inadequate proxy for computer science. …

A royal boost for computer science

The Duke of York is Code Club's new patron - British computer science needs all the help it can get argues Matt Warman<p>Before Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple, both were members of the Homebrew Computer Club. It wasn’t school IT lessons that inspired them or any other Silicon Valley …

Graduates to be offered £20,000 to train as computer science teachers

Graduates are to be offered £20,000 scholarships to train as computer science teachers in an initiative launched by the government and backed by …

Learn to Code with Harvard’s Intro to Computer Science Course And Other Free Tech Classes

I’ll confess, when it comes to computers, I’m pretty much strictly a user. And these days, with the potential freedom and creatively afforded by open …

Steve Jobs: 'Computer Science Is A Liberal Art'

A photographer uses his iPhone to take a picture of a tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in front of an Apple store in London. Jobs, 56, died Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.<p>When computer visionary Steve Jobs died Wednesday, many people felt a sense of personal loss for the …

There is room for both computing and ICT in schools

After Michael Gove's speech at BETT last year I wrote my first ever Guardian Teacher Network article, entitled Is Gove washing his hands of ICT. Just …

The Observer Embraces the Raspberry Pi

British newspaper <i>The Observer</i> checks out the RaspPi and asks the question: “Will it encourage kids to teach themselves code, or just end up in the hands of nerds?” Hopefully both, as far as I’m concerned!<p>Since the RPi’s launch, it has had almost perfect press, and you would have to be a far more …

Top 10 Computer Science Universities in the World

If you’re in college, there’s a good chance you’ve considered a degree in computer science or computer engineering as you try to pin down exactly …

Top 30 Computer Science Blogs of 2012

Computer science is a deep and complex field that includes just about every aspect of computing. This blog resource guide’s goal is to provide …

Computing in schools: teaching the next generation of computer scientists

The Department for Education's announcement that computer science will be included in the science options for the English Baccalaureate, not to be …

Mobile phone at 40: high-tech talk

Martin Cooper made the first mobile phone call 40 years ago today. Matt Warman marks a remarkable ruby anniversary.<p>It’s somehow fitting that Google now owns Motorola: the company that made the first mobile phone has been consumed by the company whose services now dominate most smartphones.<p>Forty …

Production of new Apple iPhone to start this quarter

The production of a new Apple iPhone will start this quarter according to the Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources who are familiar with …