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How can AI-based analysis help educators support students?

Reading Time: 8 minutes We are hosting a series of free research seminars about how to teach artificial intelligence (AI) and data science to young people, in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute. In the fifth seminar of this series, we heard from Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at the University College London (UCL) Knowledge Lab. Rose […]

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How do we develop AI education in schools? A panel discussion

Reading Time: 8 minutes AI is a broad and rapidly developing field of technology. Our goal is to make sure all young people have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to use and create AI systems. So what should AI education in schools look like? To hear a range of insights into this, we organised a panel discussion as part […]

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The machine learning effect: Magic boxes and computational thinking 2.0

Reading Time: 10 minutes How does teaching children and young people about machine learning (ML) differ from teaching them about other aspects of computing? Professor Matti Tedre and Dr Henriikka Vartiainen from the University of Eastern Finland shared some answers at our latest research seminar. Their presentation, titled ‘ML education for K-12: emerging trajectories’, had a profound impact on […]

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Should we teach AI and ML differently to other areas of computer science? A challenge

Reading Time: 6 minutes Between September 2021 and March 2022, we’re partnering with The Alan Turing Institute to host a series of free research seminars about how to teach AI and data science to young people. In the second seminar of the series, we were excited to hear from Professor Carsten Schulte, Yannik Fleischer, and Lukas Höper from the […]

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Should we teach AI and ML differently to other areas of computer science? A challenge

Reading Time: 6 minutes Between September 2021 and March 2022, we’re partnering with The Alan Turing Institute to host a series of free research seminars about how to teach AI and data science to young people. In the second seminar of the series, we were excited to hear from Professor Carsten Schulte, Yannik Fleischer, and Lukas Höper from the […]

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Perspectives on supporting young people in low-income areas to access and engage with computing

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to make computing and digital making accessible to all. To support young people at risk of educational disadvantage because they don’t have access to computing devices outside of school, we’ve set up the Learn at Home campaign. But access is only one part of the story. To learn more […]

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Delivering a culturally relevant computing curriculum: new guide for teachers

Reading Time: 7 minutes In computing education, designing equitable and authentic learning experiences requires a conscious effort to take into account the characteristics of all learners and their social environments. Doing this allows teachers to address topics that are relevant to a diverse range of learners. To support computing and computer science teachers with this work, we’re now sharing […]

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Educating young people in AI, machine learning, and data science: new seminar series

Reading Time: 6 minutes A recent Forbes article reported that over the last four years, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in many business sectors has grown by 270%. AI has a history dating back to Alan Turing’s work in the 1940s, and we can define AI as the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to […]

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Introducing the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am delighted to announce the creation of the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. With computers and digital technologies increasingly shaping all of our lives, it’s more important than ever that every young person, whatever their background or circumstances, has meaningful opportunities to learn about how computers work and […]

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The digital divide: interactions between socioeconomic disadvantage and computing education

Reading Time: 6 minutes Digital technology is developing at pace, impacting us all. Most of us use screens and all kinds of computers much more than we did five years ago. The total number of apps downloaded globally each quarter has doubled since 2015, reflecting both increased smartphone penetration and the increasingly prominent role of apps in our lives. […]

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Physical programming for children with visual disabilities

Reading Time: 7 minutes When Stack Overflow conducted a survey of 64,000 software engineers, it found that 1% of their respondents were blind — a far higher percentage than among the total population. Yet it is far from easy for young people with visual disabilities to engage in learning programming in school. In this month’s seminar, Dr Cecily Morrison […]

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What makes an impact on gender balance in computing education? Answers from experts

Reading Time: 6 minutes The latest event in the Raspberry Pi Foundation series of research seminars was our first panel discussion, with formal and non-formal learning opportunities in computing education and their impact on gender balance as its theme. The panel was chaired by Dr Yota Dimitriadi, Associate Professor of Computing at the University of Reading, who was joined […]

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How can we design inclusive and accessible curricula for computer science?

Reading Time: 7 minutes After a brief hiatus over the Easter period, we are excited to be back with our series of online research seminars focused on diversity and inclusion, where in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, we host researchers from the UK and USA. By diversity, we mean any dimension that can be used to differentiate […]

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Customizable artificial intelligence and gesture recognition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — April 15th, 2021 In many respects we think of artificial intelligence as being all encompassing. One AI will do any task we ask of it. But in reality, even when AI reaches the advanced levels we envision, it won’t automatically be able to do everything. The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and […]