Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 13th Apr 2012 20:21 UTC
In the News Six-month-old web site Codecademy claims you can learn programming through its online tutorials. The free modules on JavaScript are now available. The site also allows anyone to post their own programming courses. The site has good funding, but question is: can you really learn programming this way? One blogger enthuses that Codecademy's approach "looks like the future of learning to me," while another slams it saying "Seriously? Wow, bull**** badging and sh**ty pedagogy wins the day in ed-tech investing." What do you think?
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Oh well...
by Dryhte on Fri 13th Apr 2012 20:47 UTC
Dryhte
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2008-02-05

I'm sure it can help people who don't know anything about programming get a taste... which is probably enough. I know my brother in law is having a blast with his first steps into 'programming', and maybe afterwards he's interested in learning a real language... If not, he's at least learned a new way of thinking.

Nothing lost there, right?

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