Several weeks ago I had a conversation with a buddy of mine who works in a high school. He mentioned that juniors and seniors are required by the district to take courses in video editing (Final Cut) a photo manipulation (Photoshop). That means, there are 17-year-old kids coming out of school with the ability to do what many people in their twenties and thirties do for a living. Will this phenomenon sweep the rug out from industry “veterans?”
Thanks to a new initiative by the Scottish government, in the future, kids might learn how to blog – as young as THREE!
As part of a new literacy drive, students aged three to 18 can expect to learn about building Websites, blogging, podcasting and social networking.
According to Schools Minister Maureen Watt in Scotland, “They can reach a worldwide audience, so we have to teach them to do this well. We would be failing them if we just stand by and ignore these developments.”
According to recent studies, it is asserted that young Scots are falling behind their European counterparts because of their inability to speak foreign languages.
Forget verbal languages. These kids might be better equipped learning programming languages.
This is great for the youth of the world, but how will it translate to the workplace? As blogging know-how becomes more mainstream, can established bloggers expect to take a hit?
Learn more at BBC.