[LINK] Computing in Schools Report from The Royal Society

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Feb 3 08:59:06 AEDT 2012

On 02/02/12 08:26, Webb, KerryA wrote:

> ... Computer Science ... We have some bigger problems in our society
> that need solving  ...

Yes. E-literacy for all pupils would be of more use than teaching 
computer science to some. The computer programming students learn in 
secondary school is not much use to them when they reach university.

The sort of e-literacy I have in mind is the European Computer Driving 
Licence (ECDL)/International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) (Using the 
computer and managing files, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, 
Presentation, Information and communication): 

Tom Worthington FACS CP, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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