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Submission + - Ubiquitous computing gadget to teach coding 1

An anonymous reader writes: A distance learning university in the UK has revamped its IT curriculum to attract more students — the biggest change is that budding coders will get a chunk of hardware which plugs into a computer via USB and can be programmed using a language called Sense — based on MIT's Scratch 'drag and drop' programming language. The university hopes this gadget-based approach will encourage fewer students to give up on their IT studies — it currently has 25,000 techies who have "paused" their studies.
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Ubiquitous computing gadget to teach coding

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  • They should be using an Arduino, in the first place (or a BASIC Stamp, for Grid's sake), not this no-name thing with one button input and a few other things... maybe controls 2 motors?

    And a GUI-based child's language? Yeah, that'll get the smart techies to start lining up for classes, I am sure.

    Get a clue, folks. People aren't getting IT degrees for several reasons. Among those reasons: on average, IT professionals have to endure bad working conditions and low pay in relation to the difficulty of the

Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.