New Zealand has realized the important role digital content is playing in our lives and the New Zealand government is prepared to add it to the curriculum lineup for their students. This is the equivalent of putting their money where their mouth is. This interesting information came to us from Stuff in their article, “Digital technology coming to the NZ Curriculum.”

Algorithms and programming will be two of the digital technology courses taught in New Zealand classrooms beginning in 2018. Digital technology will be written into the New Zealand curriculum and come under the technology umbrella.

Like most countries, New Zealand needs skilled graduates for its growing information technology sector so it makes sense that digital technology is being formally moved into learning as a strand of technology.

Digital technology will cover six themes: algorithms, programming, data representation, digital devices and infrastructure, digital applications and humans and computers.

Melody K. Smith

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