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Computer aided design – digital development coupled with creativity

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis or optimisation of a design.

Architects began using computer-aided design (CAD) programs in the early 1980s to help design and draft bold new structures. Nowadays, CAD is used for many applications – most famously …

Combating the digital skills gap

These last few weeks have been full of interesting Computing in education articles. One of my favourites is an article published on The Drum, entitled: ‘Traversing the digital skills gap – how can businesses ensure they have the know-how to survive?’

The article asks what the industry can do to …

Wearable technology – change vs balance

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In a recent survey conducted by Phones 4u, it was revealed that 65% of consumers were confused by the ‘wearable tech’, ‘connected home’, ‘smart tech’ or ‘quantified self’ terminology. See full article here: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/08/22/phones-4u-survey-reveals-65-consumers-confused-wearable-tech-and-connected-home

And they aren’t the only ones.

For all those out there …

A day in the life of a web designer

The inspiration for today’s blog came from this week’s BIMA D-Day – a nationwide event happening on the 8th October linking digital professionals from across the UK’s creative & professional sectors with young people in our schools and colleges.

The 2013 event had over 4,000 pupils aged between 13-17 discovering …

The three C’s… Where being cost-effective, cross-curricular and creative counts

For schools, balancing the budget is always a tricky task. According to Government Knowledge, schools have spent £1.4 billion on technology in the past three years to help deliver effective lessons to students.* If we focus on Computing, much of the recent funding has revolved around teaching training, with the …

Twitter as a CPD tool

We have a popular Twitter account whereby we communicate with teachers (and others who might be interested in us) about new ideas, creativity, and just general Serif Education stuff.

This week, we thought we’d include a round-up of our most useful tweets, for those of you who might not follow Twitter. …

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