Technocamps: Bringing computer science to the far west

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Abstract

Technocamps is a 3-year EU funded project to bring an awareness of technical Informatics to the 11-19 age group in the ̀Convergence zone' of Wales. The project is coordinated through four universities, with materials and activities being developed in each of the academic hubs. Projects of this scale are rare, both in terms of geographic area and financial backing, creating a new set of challenges and opportunities. We review the background to the project and its need, outline its activities during its first year and the challenges they have presented, and make observations about portability and derived good practice that might inform similar projects elsewhere. Longer term evaluation and longitudinal study will develop during the next two years of the work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, WiPSCE 2012
Pages147-148
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event7th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, WiPSCE 2012 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 08 Nov 201209 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference7th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, WiPSCE 2012
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period08 Nov 201209 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Computer science
  • Schools
  • Wales

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