Can Mobile Learning Bridge the Digital Divide and Learning Gap?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Aaron Benavot

ICT for learning may be a trendy and popular topic as a blog on this site last week discussed, but the fact remains that children from poorer households are less likely to have access to ICT both in and out-of-school. As a result, they take longer to adapt to using the technology or hone their ICT skills.

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

ICT Health in the UK: Building on Success

Jane Richardson | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Jane Richardson

So how did the UK fare? Well, overall quite well. We indexed at number eight - a gain of one point on last year and well ahead of regional economic partners such as France (26) and Germany (13). But even at number eight, there is room for improvement; not least when it comes to skills development.

Has Your Boss Embraced the Flexible Working Revolution?

Duncan Higgins | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

'Flexible working' is a buzz-word that appears on many a job description, but in most cases what companies really mean is flexi-time: letting staff clock on and off at times that suit their needs. Whilst working more convenient hours has enabled many an office worker to dispatch a child to school or wait in for a parcel, it's really only a small part of truly flexible working.

Should I Be Worried About the Future of ICT Employment

Jez Brooks | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jez Brooks

An apprentice is no longer someone who makes the tea, or who hands the mechanic a monkey wrench. The young professionals in IBM Apprenticeships certainly have real responsibility and make a proper difference to our most important clients.

E, What a Waste

Mark Piggott | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Piggott

Each year in the UK we discard over a million tonnes of so-called e-waste: all those old scanners, PCs, mobiles and an estimated two million TVs that either stopped working or have become "obsolete". Around half of these six million items could be repaired but it's usually easier and cheaper just to buy a new one.

Connectivity for Women: The Growing Digital Divide

Henriette Kolb | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Tech
Henriette Kolb

There are obvious benefits of connecting women and girls to the Internet, with sufficient training and guidance. We simultaneously need to consider the challenges that the Internet can pose to women and girl's learning and personal safety.

The Youth of Today Need to Become Digitally Savvy to Get Ahead Tomorrow

Josh Hansen | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech
Josh Hansen

The whole world is going online from accountants to your local pub, every company, shop, organisation and celebrity has an online presence and knowing how they work can only be an advantage.

Support Ada Lovelace Day

Belinda Parmar | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

For Lady Geek, Ada Lovelace day is a bit like Christmas. Lady Geek was set up in 2010 with the aim of bringing women and technology closer together, and our most recent campaign 'Little Miss Geek' is working to inspire the next generation of women to join the technology industry.

Three Myths That Are Wrecking Technology's Image With Women

Belinda Parmar | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

'I'd rather be a dustbin man than work in IT'. These are the exact words of an 11-year-old girl. That's how she responded to my suggestion that she consider a career in technology. Ouch.

Putting the Beautiful Game Into the Cloud

Matthew Finnie | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

The final whistle was blown at the UEFA EURO 2012 championships last month, with Spain reasserting their superiority as European football's top side once again. As football fans and critics continue to review the highlights and controversies of the tournament, Spain isn't the only team celebrating success; the ICT team at UEFA has much to celebrate too.

Tech Skills to Pay the UK's Bills

Nick Wilson | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Tech
Nick Wilson

Everybody I speak to in the IT industry agrees that the lack of job-focused IT skills in UK school leavers and graduates is causing recruitment problems in the technology sector at a time when we wrestle with unemployment across the country.

ICT Has Been Cut Loose, Not Set Free

Mike Matthews | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Matthews

The english language, unlike computer coding, is beautiful. The language is ever changing, different words from different counties make it the language of business and love. It allows for many words or expressions to be used in many different ways. It has rules that can be broken without any seeming rhyme nor reason.

'Boring' IT Classes To Be Scrapped, Gove To Say

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Technology classes are "a mess" and will be cut due to pupils being "bored out of their minds", education secretary Michael Gove said on Wednesday. ...

No More Exam Papers To Be Withdrawn Over Cheating Claims

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual has confirmed no further exam papers scheduled for January are to be withdrawn as a result of investigations into cheating allegations. The...

Make School Day Longer To Prepare Pupils For Work, Labour Urges

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The school day should be extended to prepare pupils for the workplace, stop them joining gangs and give them a "haven" from chaotic homes, Labour has ...

ICT Lessons Are 'Inadequate', Says Ofsted

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The teaching of information and computer technology (ICT) is inadequate in a fifth of secondary schools, according to the education watchdog. Pupil...