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.
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RE[4]: Scope
by lucas_maximus on Sun 8th May 2011 14:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Scope"
lucas_maximus
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When I was at School (late 90s), I could program a computer pretty well after doing some basic courses in middle school and secondary school.

The framework you are talking about had existed since the 80s.

LOGO and BBC BASIC

Both are simple enough that children and teachers that aren't programmers can grasp the basics, yet have enough features so you can do conditionals, loops and function/methods etc.

Edited 2011-05-08 14:06 UTC

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