It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
John Seely Brown
By Kimberly Vincent We hear a lot about “passion-based” learning, and although in theory it sounds ideal, there are many factors to consider in building an education system around something as intangible as passion. A recent Future of Education talk addressed the topic, with experts in the field weighing in. The group included Angela Maiers, […]
Tonight, listen to a live interview with John Seely Brown, the co-author of A New Culture of Learningon the Future of Education website, 8 p.m. ET. The book describes how learning has organically spread beyond the perimeter of schools, and enumerates the challenges that the education community faces in light of this huge cultural change. […]