November 25, 2015
As the push for everyone to learn how to code increases, and with the Hour of Code approaching in December, our partner The LAMP reminds us of the importance of not only learning how things on the web are made, but why.
“… it’s really great to learn how to make a website, but it’s just as important to understand why websites are made, what impact web content has on our personal lives and the world in general, as well as who makes these websites, apps and mobile tools upon which so many of us have come to rely. When students complete a coding program, it’s unrealistic to expect that every one of them is going to choose computer science as their life’s work. Yes, they’ve gained a new and useful skillset, but not everyone wants to be Steve Jobs or Grace Hopper. Those who decide to pursue careers in business, humanities, law or medicine may not use coding in their daily lives, but they will all need critical thinking skills as citizens and consumers in a media-saturated environment.”
By D.C. Vito
Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at The LAMP.