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Price, C. B.; Price-Mohr, R. M. – Computers in the Schools, 2018
All primary school children in England are required to write computer programs and learn about computational thinking. There are moves in other countries to this effect such as the U.S. K-12 Computer Science Framework (CSF) for development. Debates on how to program and what constitutes computational thinking are ongoing. Here we report on a study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Programming, Coding
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McNicol, Sarah – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This article discusses the two main strategies commonly used to safeguard children and young people online; namely, Internet filtering and digital literacy education. In recent U.K. government guidance, both are identified as means to prevent online radicalization in schools. However, despite the inadequacies of filtering, more attention is…
Descriptors: Internet, Antisocial Behavior, Critical Literacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Twiner, Alison; Banyard, Philip; Underwood, Jean – Computers in the Schools, 2008
Technologically supported education has introduced benefits but also challenges to the transition across school levels of education. While resolving some traditional issues, these technologies have in some instances created a new set of discontinuities at both the resource and pedagogic level. These discontinuities arise due to variance between…
Descriptors: Observation, Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Coombs, Steven J.; Rodd, Jillian – Computers in the Schools, 2001
Reviews the development and delivery of a higher education course module that was designed to provide remote learners in England with computer-supported solutions to access higher education as part of a technology-assisted distance education program. Highlights include use of a Web site; e-mail; videoconferencing; and student attrition rate.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries