Introducing the IMDA Digital Maker programme!
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore has recently launched a new Digital Maker Programme, which "seeks to nurture a new generation of digital natives, who are passionate in embracing a culture of innovation and co-creation to solve real-world problems with technology".
The programme aims to introduce coding in a hands-on and interactive way, utilising the micro:bit to empower and engage students with code. Targeting primary and secondary schools, all schools on the programme will receive micro:bits as well as training to enable teachers to use the micro:bit in their lessons and other school programmes.
The aim of the program is to sustain student's interest in coding and technology, as well as allowing students to think about how they can improve the world with technology. The goal is for future students to be "creators of technology, and not just consumers of technology".