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The Institute of Coding: Addressing the UK Digital Skills Crisis / James H. Davenport; Tom Crick; Alan Hayes; Rachid Hourizi

Proceedings of Computing Education Practice

Swansea University Author: Crick, Tom

DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3294016.3298736

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The Institute of Coding is a new £40m+ initiative by the UK Government to transform the digital skills profile of the country. In the context of significant national and international education and skills policy scrutiny, it responds to the apparently contradictory data that the country has a digita...

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Published in: Proceedings of Computing Education Practice
Published: Durham University, UK ACM 2019
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa45922
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Abstract: The Institute of Coding is a new £40m+ initiative by the UK Government to transform the digital skills profile of the country. In the context of significant national and international education and skills policy scrutiny, it responds to the apparently contradictory data that the country has a digital skills shortage across a variety of sectors, yet the university system produces computing graduates every year who end up unemployed, or underemployed.In this paper, we describe the background and evidence base for the Institute of Coding, its key themes and current activities, as well as reflecting on potential replicability of aspects of the Institute to other nations or regions with similar ambitions.
Item Description: 3rd Computing Education Practice Conference (CEP 2019)
Keywords: Digital skills, Programming, Computer science education, Undergraduate education, Graduate education, Industry collaboration
College: College of Arts and Humanities