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EPIC FAIL: the sorry state of web education in schools

Nov 19, 2010, 18:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Thompson)

"Anna Debenham brought the house down with this outstanding presentation at the Mozilla Drumbeat Festival. The key take-away: web education in too many schools—both at the high school and university level—is out of date, lousy, and losing students. So much so that it's threatening our countries' digital and economic futures.

"A failing grade for teaching the web

"Some highlights from Anna's talk:

* Younger students often have nowhere to turn if they want to learn web design or development. Serious training often isn't available until the post-secondary level — despite the fact that the most talented developers (like Anna herself) start early. Matt Mullenweg, for example, created WordPress.com before he could legally drink. And Anna's colleagues launched their own online business (UploadRobots.com) while still in the fifth grade."

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