Sci & Tech

Academia Taps Youth Talent

In the digital age, in response to the growing application of Internet and smart devices especially by the younger generations, Iranian academia with the government’s assistance is pushing ahead with plans to help kids acquire their first programming skil
Academia Taps Youth Talent Academia Taps Youth Talent
Researchers at Sharif University of Technology have developed a modular programming platform with a Persian interface similar to MIT’s Scratch which helps young people learn to code

The necessity of age-appropriate educational content for children on the Internet was brought to the fore by Iran’s ICT minister, as one of the issues less explored in the country, so as to highlight the need for producing and circulating such content.
During Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi’s visit to the Sharif University of Technology last Tuesday, he inaugurated four projects specifically centered on children, reported the Science Ministry’s official website.
Head of the university’s biomedical engineering faculty, Mohammad Taqi Ahmadian introduced the projects, starting with a national scheme to establish virtual schools for teaching children to code.

 Virtual Coding Schools
Utilizing a locally developed step-by-step guide in Persian, named Simorq (a mythical bird in Iranian mythology), kids can learn their first programming skills.


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