Training and Education Article Archive

  • In BCS’s member-sourced ‘ideas for good’ campaign, Dave Brooks channels Jeff Goldblum’s character from Jurassic Park. He says, with the Institute’s stated goal of making IT good for society in mind,‘we need to ask why.
  • The list of potential dangers for our children as they navigate the complexities of digital life, and its crossover and connections with ‘real’ life, are long. How can we help them? How can we engage them in the conversation?
  • Martin Cooper AMBCS RITTech recently spoke to Beverly Clarke, author of a brand new book, and indispensable teaching resource, Computer Science Teacher. Beverly spoke about her career to date, her passion for teaching and the thinking behind her book.
  • Paul D Jagger FBCS explains what registered charity Archives of IT is all about and how he thinks it will inspire the next generation to launch their own careers in computing.
  • Open source doesn’t start and finish with software. Dr Alice E Williamson explains how an open, collaborative and community-based philosophy can benefit drug development too.
  • Soly Mathew Biju and Alex Mathew take us on a whistle-stop tour of some of the potential futures for the internet of things.
  • Or rather, computing is too important to miss everyone else out. Brian Runciman MBCS reports on BCS’s research into diversity in UK IT.
  • If progress is to be made, and new technology built, the IT skills gap needs to be met. Grant Powell AMBCS RITTech explores the new Digital IT Apprenticeship, revealing how it can help young people and business prepare for tomorrow.
  • Karl Beecher, author and software developer, explains how teaching our children to solve problems, and not simply to code, could be the best way to prepare them for the future.
  • Martin Cooper chats with Dr Alastair Donaldson about his recent BCS Roger Needham Award and why parallelism is both difficult to achieve yet essential to technology’s advancement.