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About David While

David While is the Associate Head of School (Academic) for CTN. He has extensive experience in higher education and has previously worked in industry as a software engineer. He has taught at all levels of higher education and also worked on European funded research projects. His interests are on systems for energy monitoring and smart home control systems.

Is £2 million enough?

The government has announced £2 million of funding to train teachers to deliver the new computing curriculum in schools.

Under the new Computer Science initiative announced by Michael Gove, children from the age of 5 will be taught the basics of computer science. As Elizabeth Truss (education minister) said “We want a generation of children being taught how to write computer animations or design apps for smartphones – not be bored by lessons in how to fill in spreadsheets or learn word processing.

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