Image by Getty Images via DaylifeWhat’s the first thing that Computing practitioners should do? Be realistic.Computing took great advantage of a boom in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This boom was fuelled by many reasons inc…
Image by Getty Images via DaylifeWhat’s the first thing that Computing practitioners should do? Be realistic.
took great advantage of a boom in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This boom was fuelled by many reasons including the massive uptake of computers
in general business
, the millennium bug
, the dot.com
This boom led to a large increase in the number of course offered and the number of computing
professionals added to the pool. The pool of professionals has now reached a natural plateau
where the requirement, at HNC
level, is mainly to refresh the pool of talent rather than expand it.
Computing as a high-end technical subject has less potential for attracting students than IT as a business support subject. Therefore consideration should be given to Computing departments teaching IT subjects that are embedded in other curricular areas such as Business Management
programmes to ensure their quality and viability.
Related articles by Zemanta
Image via Wikipedia SQA Computing blog: HND Computer Games Development
Just back and straight in to the swing of things. Tuesday involved a trip to Edinburgh
to talk about the proposed HND
in Computer Games
to supplement the HNC
. The day went well and things look positive for the development.
I must be getting old as, instead of pushing for the latest up to date gadgetry to be involved in the new award, my input seemed focussed more on what’s good for the learner and for the centres.
Bottom line I think we need to ensure that we have as much cross award compatibility as possible enabling the students to switch to another award such as Software Development
or Technical Support
, and to allow the centres to in-fill classes to make them viable.
We’ll see what happens over the next eighteen months or so.