Classical education used to teach Ancient Greek, now it needs to Modern Geek – Stephen Fry
BBC plans to help get the nation coding with an announcement yesterday that it plans to return to producing Television content to support a National drive to get our children coding. As someone who grew up watching Micro Live with Fred Harris (below) I am so excited about this. Micro Live was a great programme, a mainstream Computing based show which didn’t dumb anything down and helped inspire a generation of developers.
On the new venture, run by BBC’s Future Publishing team, Ralph Rivera, director of future media at the BBC, said:
“The BBC has played a hugely important role in inspiring a generation of digital and technology leaders in the past, and now it’s time to reignite that creativity.”
Interestingly, their technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones remarked:
The Corporation will have to be careful that it doesn’t tread on anyone’s toes – one previous educational venture BBC Jam had to be cancelled after complaints from commercial companies.
But if the BBC can use its creativity to make coding cool that could have a big impact, giving the UK skills that are vital for a modern economy.
Here’s the full BBC article: