UC students help kids learn about digital world
Children became ‘pixel maniacs’ at Tūranga Central Library when University of Canterbury (UC) students explained how photos are made on a digital device.
UC’s Pixelmania event, held at Tūranga Central Library as part of TechWeek, was organised by staff and students from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. It featured fun activities and challenges designed to inform and entertain primary school-aged children. Photo credit: Christchurch City Council Libraries
It was organised by staff and students from UC’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, and featured fun activities and challenges livened up with regular prize draws.
The event was supported by Christchurch City Libraries and Digital Technologies Teachers Aotearoa (DTTA).
UC Engineering Professor Tim Bell says the goal was to introduce kids to computer science concepts in a fun, engaging way.
“Taking part in an event like this helps them see themselves as someone who can understand how digital devices work, instead of just playing games on them.