Earlier this year the Royal Society issued a much anticipated report in to the state of Computing and IT teaching and assessment in maintained schools in England and Wales. The report highlighted a…Continue
Today (Friday 20th July) is the last day of the data gathering phase of the big Learning 2.0 research project.If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a £50 (UKP) Amazon or iTunes voucher, I…Continue
Before I began my research in to the effectiveness of social computing for workplace learning (a.k.a., Learning 2.0 in the Enterprise) I had begun to form a view that public sector education wasn't…Continue
One of the questions in my research in to Learning 2.0 in the Enterprise seeks to identify what methods employer use to evaluate effectiveness of social computing for workplace learning. Reading the…Continue
I recently agreed to give a talk to a group of IT Professionals entitled "Professionalism in IT, does it matter?". During the talk there was much consternation when, after posing a series of questions to the audience, I told them that 'none of you are IT professionals' - and this to a seasoned audience of senior practitioners in the industry.
My justification for making that bold statement was not that this audience was made up of incompetent, untrustworthy…Continue
An Oxford Union style Debate
"This house believes that Academic Education will never meet the skills needs of the IT Profession"
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists are jointly hosting an Oxford Union style debate on Wednesday 12 June 2013, 6.30pm - 9.00pm at Armourers' Hall in the City of London.
Guests of honour…Continue