Code Literacy Doesn’t Need To Come At The Expense Of Other Skills

My latest piece for TechCrunch:

This week President Barack Obama rekindled a couple of the Internet’s favorite debates: whether it’s appropriate to take selfies at funerals, and whether everyone should learn to code.

As part of Computer Science Education Week, Obama delivered a YouTube address titled “President Obama calls on every American to learn code.” [...]

But I think we can all agree that learning programming shouldn’t detract from other educational objectives, like reading, writing and math. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to. In fact, it can be combined with other skills.

Full Story: TechCrunch: Code Literacy Doesn’t Need To Come At The Expense Of Other Skills

1 Comment

  1. “we can make sure as many people as possible have a general idea of how it was built.” its a nice idea, but i’ve met many ppl who had been taught the “general idea” on degree courses, mba’s etc and it doesnt help. if anything i’d say it was worse cos now they think they know something. a little knowledge is dangerous etc.

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