[Gllug] open source centric ICT in Schools from Sept 2012 ?

John Walker johnwalkervinest at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 11 18:21:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-01-11 at 11:01 +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Just caught this : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16493929
> "The current programme of information and communications technology
> (ICT) study in England's schools will be scrapped from September, the
> education secretary will announce later.
> It will be replaced by an "open source" curriculum in computer science
> and programming designed with the help of universities and industry."
> Well worth skimming through the comments, some very bizarre ones in
> there. Including, unfortunately, a very distinct lack of understand
> about what open source is. What are the chances that the people involved
> in setting up the new curriculum suffer the same mindset ?

I am interested in the way that the text in the bbc article referenced
above has been altered to remove the phrase "open source". I only read
it 10 minutes ago. I wonder why the bbc has changed it?

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