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UK Universities’ network taken down by DDoS cyber attack

A number of leading British education establishments connected to the publicly-funded academic network Janet have been cut off from the internet in a sustained direct denial of service (DDoS) cyber attack. The attacks, which were first detected last Friday, took down online education portals, internet connections, assignment submission platforms including Turnitin, and email services. Despite… Read More

Obama announces e-book scheme for low-income communities

The White House has today launched an initiative encouraging top book publishers to supply $250mn (approx. £160mn) worth of free e-books to low-income students. Partnering with local governments and schools nationwide, President Obama hopes that the e-book scheme will support low-income households who significantly trail the national average for computer ownership and digital connectivity. At Anacostia Library… Read More

New UK ‘Degree Apprenticeships’ scheme removes student fees, focuses on digital skills shortage

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today unveils a new government initiative whereby students aiming to enter the digital sector will be able to ‘earn and learn’ their way to a degree in a ‘Digital Apprenticeships’ scheme which will obviate student fees and, to an unspecified extent, the need for student loans. In what reads as a… Read More

Two in three parents will struggle to help their children with new computing curriculum

Research has suggested that as the next school year starts, the new ICT curriculum for British schools will pose difficulties for parents wanting to help with their children’s learning. The amended National Curriculum requires that children from the age of five years old understand algorithms and simple programming. However, an investigation carried out by telecom… Read More