What I Learned from Computing in Schools Efforts
I just did a Blog@CACM post on my experiences at three meetings over the last two weeks, learning about efforts to get computing into primary and secondary schools in two countries (Denmark and England) and in two US states (South Carolina and Maryland).
Here are those four big lessons (with more detail in the post):
- It’s easier to have something in place and then improve it, than to convince others that computing should be squeezed in.
- Industry voices matter.
- Public policy support goes a long way.
- Economics isn’t the only argument.