Code Club, STEM Ambadassors and ICT in schools
Free education from top unis courtesy of Udacity, Coursera and MITx
I recently discovered a new initiative called Code Club (http://www.codeclub.org.uk/) which attempts to introduce computer programming to children in year 5 and 6, via hour long after-school clubs. It is a volunteer-led programme, with no cost to schools, assuming that they already have PCs or Macs upon which to run the software, called Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/).
Previously I’d seen the MITx offering that was due to roll out later this year, and was looking forward to seeing what it had to offer. However, thanks to an old work colleague sharing a link on Facebook, I discovered Coursera, who are now already offering FREE courses on a variety of subjects, provided by […]