The BBC has announced its Make it Digital education project for 2015, aimed at helping people be creative with coding, programming and digital technology, and assist with closing the UK's IT skills gap.
The project looks to raise awareness of the importance of digital skills and help people get more involved in what the BBC calls "the world of digital", through the use of its biggest shows and with support from the technology industry.
Tony Hall, BBC director general, declared that he wants the BBC to apply its creativity to make digital technology more compelling for its audiences: "We want to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology. It's exactly what the BBC should be doing."
Make it Digital will be particularly focused on supporting school pupils, teachers and parents, with the new school curriculum, which now includes coding as a compulsory subject.
This will involve creating new bitesize guides to support the computing aspect of the curriculum, along with launching new children's programmes this autumn to encourage young audiences to explore digital technology.
As part of the project, the BBC will celebrate the UK's digital heritage through various new commissions, including documentaries, drama and online resources.
In a BBC blog post revealing the project, BBC controller Jessica Cecil said the current generation of computer experts and creatives are "standing on the shoulders of giants", such as computing pioneers Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing.
"We have just celebrated 25 years of the World Wide Web, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and we are home to game-changing games makers and entrepreneurs like Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy and Ian Livingstone," wrote Cecil.
The BBC itself has a strong involvement in the UK's technology history. Back in the eighties, the corporation launched the BBC Microcomputer, which gave many their first experience of computing.
A BBC spokesman told V3 that the finer details of Make it Digital are "being worked out at the moment", explaining that the programs and technology partners will be finalised ahead of the project's launch next year.
The BBC promised that more information will be revealed in the coming months.
The issue of digital skills is becoming increasingly pressing for both public-sector organisations and private companies, which worry that the lack of skills in the area will damage the UK's booming technology industry.
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