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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by broken_symlink on Sat 14th Apr 2012 13:15 UTC
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The author of second article's expectations are unrealistic. She would probably say the same thing if she sat down and tried to read a book. Even learning a programming language doesn't happen overnight, especially if its your first language.

Also, I don't see why she is complaining about codeacademy getting a big investment when it is free for her to use. If anything that invest is going to help them improve. At least she didn't have to pay to use it only to find out that after going through the lessons she still doesn't know how to program.

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