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The Decline of Computer Programming in Schools

Home computer users were becoming less interested in writing their own software programs due to professionally made games like Call of Duty, Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto etc... that were coming out of software publishing companies.

The trend was moving away from computer programming within the education sector as well. Kids were losing interest is learning to program!

The very early software packages like Wordstar, and Lotus 123 were difficult to use before the days of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), but typing skills, word processing, spreadsheet and database training continued to be the focus in schools.Scratch 3 Screenshot

Programming was seen as a very specialist and niche area of study, it was (still is) struggling to compete in the modern school environment.

Some governments (US, UK for example) have recently seen the mistake in not encouraging programming in schools (it''s a huge business sector) and have started to reverse the trend.

Fortunately we have very easy to use blo…

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