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Ga. Professor Urges Parents To Teach Kids Computer Coding

May 14, 2015

University of North Georgia computer science dean Bryson Payne has a new book out called ''Teach Your Kids To Code.'' He says coding is making a computer do what you want it to.
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A University of North Georgia associate professor is urging parents to teach their children computer coding.

WABE's Denis O'Hayer, left, interviews the University of North Georgia's Bryson Payne on computer coding and why kids should learn coding.
Credit Brenna Beech / WABE

Bryson Payne is the chair of the computer science department and he’s written a new book titled “Teach Your Kids To Code.”

“Coding is just programming a computer, making it do something you want it to do – whether you’re playing with a mobile app for the first time, building a self-driving car, 3-D printing, bots, drones. Anything you can think of in the news today pretty much has software behind it,” Payne said during an interview on “A Closer Look.”

Payne explained why it’s so important for children to learn code, how his own child learned to code and more on “A Closer Look.”