29 March 2018
The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London is delighted that its hugely popular computer science resources for school children and teachers, Teaching London Computing and cs4fn, has been named in the #EDTECH50 as one of ‘five exceptional and far-sighted coding related projects’.
Teaching London Computing is a partnership between Queen Mary University of London and King's College London and supported by grants from the Mayor of London and the Greater London Assembly. Dr William Marsh, senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, is one of the project's founders and explains, 'the project provides computer science resources and workshops, helping teachers to create their own and encouraging those who use them to share them with other teachers so spreading the understanding and reinforcing the learning'. Its sister project, cs4fn (Computer Science for Fun), founded by Professor Paul Curzon and Professor Peter McOwan in 2005, is a widely used and loved online resource and magazine for school children featuring all things to do with Computer Science and the fun of learning about it.
Professor Curzon is pleased that Teaching London Computing has been recognised in this list, which is a celebration of the best of the UK’s excellent education technology people, products and projects. #EDTECH50 judge, Shahneila Saeed, praised the projects saying, ‘Teaching London Computing @TeachingLDNComp and the cs4fn Project @cs4fn outreach project from Queen Mary University of London… just simply awesome!’
The #EDTECH50 has been selected by a judging panel of expert educators and industry leaders and is supported by the Department of Education, JISC, and the Education Foundation.