Skills development

I want to see a move away teaching how to use Microsoft Office products and labelling that as 'computing'. Should be a clear delineation to allow those interested to pursue learning streams such as design, development, hardware etc. This has to be done at secondary level.

I also want to see the decentralisation of these digital initiatives. Surely one of the key points of digital is that you can work anywhere, however the Scottish Government continually sets up initiatives, workshops, schemes etc all based in central belt. I have asked for some events to be streamed on the web and got blank stares.

We dont have to cram people into cities anymore, but the digital strategy seems to miss that. 

Why the contribution is important

We have a lot of spare, unused space and lots of clever people. Why does everything have to be focussed around Glasgow & edinburgh?

by ScottG on November 17, 2016 at 09:12AM

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  • Posted by wellis November 17, 2016 at 13:04

     I agree with everything set out in your idea and furthermore I believe that small organaisations or groups can build their own web presence. Whether that be websites for sharing info or applications for more functionality. It's so easy to do now using tools such as Siberian CMS, Joomla, Wordpress..etc that we should be sharing these skills.
    You don't really need to know a lot about computer science now to run an effective web app, just look at the Scottish Government for example who I noticed where using Weebly (free web builder) for a small information site.
    We can upskill on using the tools now rather than the science behind it all.
    Thanks for the idea.
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