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Coding for what? Lessons from computing in the curriculum

Ben Williamson [This is a talk prepared for the Pop Up Digital conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 19 June 2017] There was a key moment in the popular American drama Homeland this year when a group of talented young computer programmers finally launched their … Continue reading

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Educating smart cities

Ben Williamson Computer code and digital data have become powerful influences in the social organization and governance of education. At the same time, cities are being reconceived as composed of code, driven by data, and made ‘smart’, ‘programmable’ or even … Continue reading

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Cultures of coding – BBC Micro Bits and Young Digital Makers

Ben Williamson The notion that young people should learn to code has exploded from a minority concern into a mainstream agenda in just the last five years. In March 2015, the BBC announced that it is planning to give away … Continue reading

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