Google's latest contribution to the global movement that advocates teaching kids to code as the solution for every problem has discovered something revolutionary: if you put good content online, lots of people will read it and some of them may even engage with it. The revelation comes from Google Research, which has run its eye …
Damn and blast ...
"That wave of cunning kids ready to code away the world's problems may not be as close as Google hopes, is it?"
... does that mean that Google are still going to have to pay for something?
Teaching "computational thinking"...
...sounds much more useful and broad-based than writing a mobile phone app, but to have a wider impact it depends on which teachers learn Scratch, for example. I seen interesting ways of solving problems using Scratch, but all stemming from STEM subjects, tending to be equation or solution based. Does this mean that the linguists, artists, historians and the rest haven't yet seen how computational thinking applies to their subjects?
Wonder if maybe they've been subtlety hacked...
2600 participants isn't a huge MOOC, it's about the usual completion number for a typical course.
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