Overview

by Richard Millwood published Mar 21, 2008 08:45 AM, last modified Aug 30, 2014 11:50 AM
From 1972 to 1991 the Computers in the Curriculum Project was funded by the Schools Council and subsequently by the Microelectronics Education Programme and others to develop simulation software for the secondary curriculum.

Spanning two decades, the Computers in the Curriculum Project was funded by the Schools Council and subsequently by the Microelectronics Education Programme, MESU, the BBC, NCET and a range of industrial partners.

In earlier days materials were published on paper tape and documentation published by Edward Arnold. In the '80s, Longman published most of the materials on audio cassette and floppy disc in bright orange packs.

Bob Lewis directed the project until 1981, when Margaret Cox took over. A large project with a big team of paid developers and a nation-wide spread, it nevertheless began all its inventive work with volunteer teachers and linked to other curriculum development projects such as Nuffield Science to gain strength from the creativity and change as new ways to approach subjects were proposed.

You can gather a flavour of its nature and the people involved from its internal newsletter for July 1984, published at a time of its greatest activity:

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