Updated: May 15, 2020
The Granville Island-headquartered cyber-educators of Digital Media Academy don’t just run the celebrated Tech Camps at UBC and other campuses around this continent - with their online curriculum products, they’re fighting the coronavirus abroad too.
This month, pupils at an advanced school in Ningbo, China -- just hours from the center of the coronavirus outbreak -- are locked out of the classroom. But thanks to the vital Certified Schools online curriculum provided by Silicon Valley’s Digital Media Academy, they and their teachers can still absorb the first principles of coding in the demanding Python programming language.
Here at home, the company is cultivating a new generation of STEAM-savvy youth, preparing thousands of kids for the careers of the future.
Read more about the educational power of the DMA way.
“The Stanford University study… showed students in the 2019 summer Tech Camp achieved a higher perception of STEM subjects and would be more likely to pursue similar opportunities in the future. In one course on learning to code AI in Python, the number of students who said “I can contribute to the world by using digital technologies” jumped from 46.2% pre-survey to 76.9% post survey.
Students also doubled or in some cases, more than tripled their self-reported intermediate or advanced expertise in technical subjects thanks to DMA courses, according to an independent EPIC STEM Evaluation Services research report from the University of Texas.”
DMA’s Certified Schools online curricula and the Tech Camps have helped thousands of kids gain crucial STEM skills -- and, more importantly, as the new Stanford findings confirm, the self-confidence to begin mastering them.