Dojo rising in classrooms

School-leaver James Whelton has developed a system to teach schoolchildren new computer skills - and it's taking off, writes Adrian Weckler.

11th December, 2011
Dojo rising in classrooms
James Whelton has created an alternative computer education system for Irish kids.

Computer education in secondary schools gives Irish teenagers, a number of skills. Unfortunately, almost all of them finish with printing off a document, populating an Excel file or creating a Powerpoint presentation.

Instead of showing kids what computers actually do, we are telling them how to send an email for their eventual boss. One teenager, however, has had enough.

Cork-born James Whelton, 19, has created an alternative computer education system for Irish kids. It's innovative,...

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