[ubuntu-uk] (Marketing) Royal Society asks you - why IT is boring?
cyberjacob at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 10:07:08 BST 2010
GCSE IT must always be done the boring and monotonous way, instead of the
fun and interesting way that the markers can't be bothered to learn it
On 26 August 2010 09:37, Matthew Daubney <matt at daubers.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 07:10 +0100, alan c wrote:
> > or nearly that, anyway.....
> > Article:
> > Royal Society opens inquiry into why kids hate tech
> > Lessons that is, not games, mobiles, Facebook:
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/25/royal_society_schools_computing/
> > 'exam results have shown computing subjects are failing to grab kids'
> > attention'
> > Could it be that a strong bias towards proprietary products is not
> > inspiring students?
> > Would more appreciation of Free Software in education enable better
> > use of talents?
> > Express your views to the Royal Society soon.
> > http://royalsociety.org/Education-Policy/Projects/
> > --
> > alan cocks
> > Ubuntu user
> My experience of GCSE IT was that it was "This is Microsoft Word, write
> a 2 page document including a table, a graphic and a footnote." which is
> _not_ what IT should be about. I lost _huge_ amounts of marks in one
> part because the project was "Create 4 linked webpages in Microsoft
> Front Page blah blah blah" which would have been a nightmare for any
> sane person to maintain, so I wrote it in PHP with a SQL backend and
> none of the markers understood it :(
> IT should be more about computers less about office work!
> -Matt Daubney
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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