Published: 16 June 2006 at 10:15
Anglia Ruskin University has joined forces with Hills Road Sixth Form College to stage a conference designed to help align computer education requirements to the needs of employers from the region.
The conference, entitled Computing – Matching Education to Requirements Conference will be staged at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge on Wednesday 14 June. It will bring together teachers of both A Level students and undergraduates with employers to discuss and debate current trends.
Top experts will be looking to see if they can design a curriculum that ensures progression from GCSE to A Level to undergraduate, find out what are the top ten transferable skills that a Computer Science student can bring to any workplace and discover how to teach skills such as innovation and creativity.
Martin Roots of Anglia Ruskin University said:
Simon Humphreys from Hills Road Sixth Form College added:
The conference will open with a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style session where representatives from various organizations will speak about their vision for Computer Science education and this will be followed by a workshop which will encourage delegates to ‘Design their Own Curriculum’.
Expert speakers, selected to help lead the discussion, include: Andrew Herbert, MD Microsoft Research, Cambridge; Professor Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge; Dr Martyn Clarke, University of Leeds, Kevin Farrar, Program Manager, IBM Academic Initiative, Europe; Helen Gormley, e-skills UK; Sylvia Langield, Chief Examiner AQA, Professor Gillian Lovegrove, British Computer Society, Ken Nathan, Managing Director PolySpace, UK; Alan Moss, National Training Director, Cerco IT Training and Recruitment; and Vicki Sanderson, Director, The Learning Collaboration.