The BBC Computer Literacy Project

The BBC Computer Literacy Project was a national educational programme initiated and lead by the British Broadcasting Corporation during the period 1979 to 1983. The programme was an immense success and created a generation who understood computing concepts, had access to micro computing resources and learned to write their own software code.

The programme (and it was a programme rather than a project as the title implies) had various elements including:

A television series called Micro Live

A dedicated microcomputer platform, the BBC Micro produced by Acorn Computers Limited of Cambridge

30-hour BASIC, a guide to programming in BBC BASIC produced in conjunction with the National Extension College

Telesoftware broadcast by the BBC on the CEEFAX service


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