We’re all familiar with the concept of ‘web development’ and its long and storied history.
But the topic is increasingly becoming a topic of conversation, particularly in Australia.
The topic has become a hot one, with many students keen to know how they can get a degree in the field and how they should choose the right courses to get a good job.
“I have never really been a web developer, I don’t have any experience with web development, and I don the knowledge to do that,” one Melbourne University student told the ABC.
While the topic has been discussed at the highest levels of the Government, it’s also become something of a buzzword.
The Government wants to encourage more students to learn about web development and web development skills.
In April, it introduced a national curriculum, aiming to help people get the skills needed for their careers.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne says the curriculum aims to equip Australians with the skills they need to be successful in the tech sector.
He says the Government is working closely with local education providers to help them deliver a successful curriculum.
“Our goal is to create a curriculum that prepares students for the opportunities in a rapidly changing technology sector,” he said.
‘I just don’t know’ The courses offered by some companies are highly competitive, but there’s a growing body of research suggesting the online learning process can help develop skills.
University of Adelaide researcher Dr Helen Ritchie says online learning can provide the right tools to help students to understand their learning process.
She says while there are a few things that can be taught online, she believes the most important thing is the “understanding” that the students have to have.
“I just think if we want to learn the skills that we need to learn, we need a little bit of understanding, and that means having a lot of people to sit with, and to talk to,” Dr Ritchie said.
“That means there needs to be a teacher, and they need a lot more than just a computer and some coding.”
Dr Rigg says that with the proliferation of online courses, there are no limits on what students can learn online.
“If you look at the number of students that have enrolled in these courses and the number that are now enrolled, it shows that they’re not constrained to one subject, and there’s no barriers for students to get in,” she said.
She also says it’s important to keep in mind that while many students may choose to learn more than one subject online, there’s still a need for people to know their subject as well.
“We’re not saying that’s a bad thing.
I think there are people who can get into a computer science degree, but that’s not necessarily the case for a lot people, so it’s not always as simple as just taking courses online,” Dr. Rigg said.
Dr Rigg believes there’s also a need to find ways to get people involved in the process of learning online.
In March, the Department of Education and Training released a guide that outlines the process for online learning.
It says that if you want to get the best out of your online education, you should consider getting a full-time job in the technology sector, starting in your first or second year of study.
And if you’re looking for a career in tech, you’ll want to take some courses before moving on to a full degree.