education

Tech parents' perspective on the future of work: techUK

Tech parents' perspective on the future of work

techUK

Published, 26 July 2018

techUK are carrying out a survey of parents working in the tech sector or in a tech role. The survey aims to understand how they speak to their children about the future world of work. It seeks their views on how children are being prepared for the future of work and their perspective on the current education system.

The survey is short and should take less than 10 minutes to fill out.

Delivering Digital Skills : Nesta

Delivering Digital Skills

Nesta

Published 25 April 2018

Nesta has released guidance on preparing the workforce for the digital economy. The report reveals the need to develop digital skills and offers recommendations to build a healthy digital skill ecosystem, highlighting the need for innovative and flexible approaches to learning. The guidance is also supported by ten case studies.

Fake news and critical literacy : National Literacy Trust

Fake news and critical literacy: final report

DCMS

Published, 11 June 2018

This report presents findings from a study investigating whether children and young people can identify fake news.

The report consists of surveys of primary and secondary school children and teachers, as well as written evidence submitted after an open call. Key findings include 49.9% of children worry that they will not be able to recognise fake news.

Only 2 % of children have the necessary critical literacy skills to identify fake news and 53.5% of teachers have the belief that the national curriculum does not provide children with the necessary skills to spot fake news.

Data protection: toolkit for schools : Department of Education

Data protection: toolkit for schools

Department of Education

Published, 23 April 2018

The UK Department for Education publishes a set of guidelines for schools to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will begin to be enforced in May 2018.

The guidelines will help ensure that schools are ready to properly handle personal and sensitive data and quickly respond to cyber attacks.

Understanding the status of under-represented groups in the Information and Communication Technologies : Employment Research Institute

Understanding the status of under-represented groups in the Information and Communication Technologies

Employment Research Institute

Published, July 2017

The Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University releases a report on groups of people who face disproportionate difficulties pursuing careers in academic research in the ICT field. Under-represented groups in ICT include women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, older people and LGBTQ people.

Some of the barriers identified included long working hours, insufficient self-confidence, discrimination, and caring responsibilities. The report concludes with recommendations for higher education institutions to support all professionals to pursue a career in ICT.

This research report was commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and included a literature review, data analysis, an online survey, and interviews.