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Blame the period! A satirical look at some of the excuses why more women don’t go into ITC jobs. Girls Who Code/YouTube/Screenshot

The real reason more women don’t code

Some of the myths about why more women don't code and get jobs in ICT are shown in a new satirical campaign. But is raising a woman's menstrual cycle the right way to go?
Are we creating a generation of digitally illiterate students? www.shutterstock.com

ICT is failing in schools – here’s why

Just 55% of year 6 students and 52% of year 10 students are meeting the expected grades for ICT. What's going wrong?
Coding: it’s just another language to learn at school. Flickrabg_colegio

Want your kids to learn another language? Teach them code

Computer coding should be thought of as teaching children another language. If they get the basics right at an early age, who knows where their new-found language skills can take them.
As an enabling technology, ICT reaches into many fields including health, cybersecurity and engineering (shown here). Kevin Tong/Flickr

Australia’s got ICT talent – so how do we make the most of it?

AUSTRALIA 2025: How will science address the challenges of the future? In collaboration with Australia’s chief scientist Ian Chubb, we’re asking how each science discipline will contribute to Australia…

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