How hard is learning to code?

In this article I look at whether or not it is really required to have excellent Maths and or Science skills to be able to work in the software development field.

Fidelity, for example, employs designers from training grounds such as NCAD, the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She says they think purely visually and have not written a single line of code. As the company assesses the skills required by a changing industry, it has identified a trend toward analytics and data visualisation.

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How can Technology help personalise learning in the classroom?

CCM Software services, which is a little known Irish Tech company was sold and the owner, Davd Collery could have had the life of riley with his £20m windfall.
Instead, the former Maths teacher re-entered the world of business to launch CCKF – a unique attempt at the delivery of responsive, adaptive learning.

The company has been working since 2007 on using complex algorithms [problem-solving procedures] to create personalised learning for students. “Internet algorithms have been used in finance, medicine and aviation, but not in learning,” said Collery, a Sligo native who started teaching in Dublin in the 1960s.

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