An option that you cannot afford to neglect
Many colleges these days offer computing as one of the premium courses that you could add to course list. However there are some people who neglect it as and option because it might not be as glamorous as some of the science or arts courses. The fact that computing is only beginning to take route in many schools means that it has not yet developed a significant profile that would be able to overcome these prejudices.
In this article we will be examining some of the issues that might arise if you chose computing as subject at secondary school or primary school level. We will also be examining the impact of such a decision on the career paths of young students.
Computing as a subject falls within the sciences but it might not require the laboratory practical facilities that you would need for a subject such as chemistry. However it has its own requirements such as computer or laptop and internet access. The headmaster of the school will also need to make a decision whether they invite a full time computer teacher or train existing teachers to take on the role. It is important however that headmasters ensure that computers or laptops in schools are well protected from viruses and spyware. With an ever increasing presence of online threats, schools need to safeguard against these risks to minimize damage and downtime.
Given the fact that computer literacy has become as commonplace as making tea, it makes sense that you will want to use people who already operate with a computer. This saves costs and ensures that you are building the computer skills of all teachers.
Gaining the resource base for computing projects
The computer facilities can be expensive for a school establishment especially if there are other priorities that continue to take precedence. It requires some level of lateral thinking to be able to overcome this challenge to building a computing knowledge base. Initially you might want to consider cost savings from other parts of the budget so that they can be transferred into improving the uptake of computing as a subject. There are many institutions available for more training, such as Computer Systems Institute. The investment is worth it if you consider the improved career prospects of the students who will be able to take up computing as a subject.
It must also be remembered that the development of computer skills has recently become a serious government priority. This means that if a specific bid is placed before the secretary of state it will be given better consideration. There are even existing government grants that are meant to foster the intellectual development of computing skills within the community. All that is requires are to submitting a valid application. Sometimes the opportunities for developing computing skills are staring at us in the face and all we need to do is gather some application so that we can use them.
In conclusion I would say that computing has the propensity to become a very popular subject in school. It is both a practical and theoretical subject that can greatly increase the employment prospects of the people who take up the subject. All that is required is the application that one would expect of someone who would like to improve the computer literacy within their chosen community.