Engaging Black students in computing at UK schools — interview with Joe Arday

Reading Time: 7 minutes On the occasion of Black History Month UK, we speak to Joe Arday, Computer Science teacher at Woodbridge High School in Essex, UK, about his experiences in computing education, his thoughts about underrepresentation of Black students in the subject, and his ideas about what needs to be done to engage more Black students. To start…… Continue reading Engaging Black students in computing at UK schools — interview with Joe Arday

Engaging Black students in computing at school — interview with Lynda Chinaka

Reading Time: 10 minutes On the occasion of Black History Month UK, we speak to Lynda Chinaka, Senior Lecturer in Computing in Education at the University of Roehampton, about her experiences in computing education, her thoughts about underrepresentation of Black students in the subject, and her ideas about what needs to be done to engage more Black students. Lynda,…… Continue reading Engaging Black students in computing at school — interview with Lynda Chinaka

How can we design inclusive and accessible curricula for computer science?

Reading Time: 7 minutes After a brief hiatus over the Easter period, we are excited to be back with our series of online research seminars focused on diversity and inclusion, where in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, we host researchers from the UK and USA. By diversity, we mean any dimension that can be used to differentiate…… Continue reading How can we design inclusive and accessible curricula for computer science?

Engaging Black girls in STEM learning through game design

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today is International Women’s Day, giving us the perfect opportunity to highlight a research project focusing on Black girls learning computing. Between January and July 2021, we’re partnering with the Royal Academy of Engineering to host speakers from the UK and USA to give a series of research seminars focused on diversity and inclusion. By…… Continue reading Engaging Black girls in STEM learning through game design

Universal design for learning in computing | Hello World #15

Reading Time: 7 minutes In our brand-new issue of Hello World magazine, Hayley Leonard from our team gives a primer on how computing educators can apply the Universal Design for Learning framework in their lessons. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for considering how tools and resources can be used to reduce barriers and support all learners.…… Continue reading Universal design for learning in computing | Hello World #15

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