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By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, and Aleksandra Nenadic, Software Sustainability Institute. Educational psychology provides us with great findings about the process of human learning that can help educators provide more effective training to learners. Because their curriculum is sometimes full, many researchers, developers and publishers don't know about those findings when they start their careers as educators, just like researchers might be unfamiliar with best software developer practices because they weren't taught them.

The IT industry has been booming, giving high prospect to computer science degree holders. This infographic The Technology Job Gap highlights some little-known facts: for example, 9 out of 10 high schools in the US are not offering computer science classes, yet it is expected that IT will generate a million jobs in the US over the next decade.

By Kate Howland and Judith Good, Department of Informatics, University of Sussex

This article is part of our series Women in Software, in which we hear perspectives on a range of issues related to women who study and work with computers and software.

With calls for all UK children to learn computer science from a young age, we need teaching methods and tools which can help novice programmers to learn in a way which both motivates and is more accessible for them, and which builds on their existing skills and interests.

The Flip programming…

By Paula Smith, Academic eFacilitator at the University Of Edinburgh’s School of Clinical Surgery.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we will be asking researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

Trainee surgeons can sometimes be held back by limited access to time and tuition. Distance learning meets this strong need as it aids more conventional methods and improves both the training of surgeons and their professional development. One standout example is the award-winning…

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