This has been a very productive and interesting week, not least when I received a mail from Allison, asking for my thoughts on the graphic here and below,
If you have read my blog posts about Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, or The ENIAC “Computers” you will understand how the work of the online college is very much of the same ethos as the posts I have been making here under the Soft Footsteps series.
The intention of the Soft Footsteps blog (and the book) was to inspire people to extend themselves and make the most of their talents. The online college goes one step further by inspiring people to make “2012 their Code Year” and provides access to the educational tools that will help them improve their skill base.
This line of study certainly seems to be gaining momentum in the US and it would be interesting to find out if there is anything similar available in the UK?