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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I mod'ed him down because he assumes that having a formal education makes you *better* than not having one.

He's entitled to that opinion. Feel free to argue against it.

How many times I have seen CS graduates moving to Finance because they didn't learned enough of their craft in the class room?

How many times I have seen self-thought programmers f--k up incredibly due lack of understanding of basic principles of program design? A lot. Does that prove anything? Maybe, maybe not.

Edited 2012-04-14 05:29 UTC

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