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Essex: Uni course teaching teachers about PCs hailed a success
1:03pm Monday 20th August 2012 in Braintree
A PILOT computer course for teachers has been hailed a success and will be rolled out for schools across the region.
The first course run by Essex University ’s School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering focused on computer programming and 12 secondary schools took part.
Organisers Dr John Woods, Dr Sam Steel and Dr Udo Kruschwitz were taken by surprise at the popularity and demand for 'teaching teachers' and are actively engaged with Essex County Council to procure funding in this area.
Department head Dr Maria Fasli said: “We value our links with schools in the region and want to work with them to promote excellence in computer science and electronic engineering.”
Future courses will tackle other topics within the field.
Among the schools taking part were Clacton Coastal Academy, Clacton County High School, Colne Community School, New Rickstones Academy, Notley High School, Philip Morant School and Plume School.