Some interesting artlcles have popped up recently around ‘ICT’ (that’s ‘Information and Communication Technology’ by the way) and how the teachng of the subject in schools is ‘dull and harmful’.

One article that appeared the other day is this on the BBC web site. Apparently ICT study in England’s schools will be scrapped from September.

I would quite like to know when ‘ICT’ came about in the first place. I don’t hold out much hope for anything that originates from the coalition government, but if it means improvements to how computing, programming and technology are taught it will be a good thing. Somehow I doubt it though. As for ‘ICT’, I’d be happy to see the back of the term entirely.

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