Linked by David Adams on Sun 8th May 2011 04:15 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Well-known game developer David Braben is a little bit fed up with the state of computer science education these days, which seems to have shifted away from learning programming to some sort of computer-oriented "life skills" class. As the father of eleven and nine year-old boys, I can attest that so far, despite a massive investment on the part of their school in computer equipment, their computer education has consisted mostly of "play this math game" and "don't be victimized by cyber-perverts." Braben's idea to stem this tide: a very, very cheap computer that students can learn to program on.
Permalink for comment 472227
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: The new magic
by Elv13 on Sun 8th May 2011 08:27 UTC in reply to "RE: The new magic"
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

They are digitals invalids in the first place and they lived fine until now in this "digital world". So, from their POV, if they never had to care, why would they teach other to care.

(Note, it's not my POV and I don't approve what I just said, I just looked at their arguments, or lack of)

Reply Parent Score: 4