ABSTRACT

In recent years, there has been shift in the UK curriculum from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to Computing. The debate amongst professionals has been whether the ‘softer’ aspects of ICT might be downgraded by a concentration on computing science and especially coding. In this chapter, we recommend a rounded approach to the subject. We suggest that skilled computer experts will provide a better service to society if they are able to understand and debate the benefits and dangers of computer literacy.