ERIC Number: ED086244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Towards a National Plan in Applied Education and Training.
The National Computing Centre Limited (NCC), established by the British Government to extend and improve the use of computers in the United Kingdom, is a major force in computer science education. As part of the overall national plan, training course packages consisting of lecturer's materials, visual aids and student notes have been prepared for audiences of computer professionals and for groups of users. For the former, a six-week basic course and shorter advanced courses in operations research, hardware and software updating, on-line systems, systems evaluation and business information systems have been developed for systems analysts. Also available are courses in data communications, computer management and first level programing. In the area of user education, courses have been designed for secondary school students and for business executives whose general responsibilities involve them with computer projects. All these materials have been used successfully, and thus the result of NCC's activity has been the creation and implementation of computer science training programs which are both educationally sound and grounded in practical experience. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: National Computing Centre Ltd., Manchester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)