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Less than a year ago, brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi launched Code.org to help advocate for computer science in the U.S. and increase participation in STEM education by making these subjects more available in schools and classrooms around the country. Today, it seems that what started as a whisper has grown into a roar.
A key trend in the development of modern civilization is consistent and continuous growth of information and knowledge and the role of these in all spheres of economic activities. In fact, many researchers refer to today’s modern society as a ‘post-industrial, ‘informational’ or society based on ‘information economy’. In the 21th century communication is not simply a […]
Technology use in schools at reasonably large scale began in many OECD countries in earnest in the 1980s and then accelerated greatly in the 1990s, as the Internet and falling hardware prices helped convince education policymakers that the time was right to make large investments in ICTs. In most middle and low income countries, these processes […]