For some time we have been aware of a possible “disconnect” between the ICT (computer) skills required in the business sector and those on offer through academic curriculum.
We approached St Andrews and asked if they were interested in testing the theory. Last week we hosted six Year 8 students and helped them explore the more powerful features of Microsoft Word.
Melanie Tobeck and Gill Mason facilitated a course on the powerful and time-saving facilities of Word that many of us overlook in our day to day use of this familiar programme.
We were thrilled how positive, quick to learn and confident the students were. The students also recognised the time savings that could be achieved allowing them to focus on their content rather than the presentation of their assignments.