I attended a meeting at Jordanhill College yesterday afternoon about encouraging school pupils to choose Computing as a subject. This meeting was a follow-up to a two day workshop in May (that I did not attend).
The meeting was chaired by Andrew McGettrick (Strathclyde University) and there were representatives of various universities (including Glasgow and Edinburgh) and national organisations (including Learning & Teaching Scotland).
We had a fascinating discussion about various aspects of the issue and agreed a number of action points, including a response to the current consultation on A Curriculum for Excellence, to ensure the subject (and the whole "digital world") is properly recognised.
I was keen to attend this meeting since uptake in Computing/IT at school has a knock-on effect at college, and I am aware of concerns about falling uptake of HNC/D Computing.