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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RE: Oh well...
by bouhko on Fri 13th Apr 2012 21:01 UTC in reply to "Oh well..."
bouhko
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2010-06-24

Yeah I think that's the point of this kind of website. I tried some lessons and it's a nice introduction to programming, showing you the very basics idea.

Now, maybe you can learn to program this way, but you won't learn to do software engineering or computer science using this website.

Anyway I think they've got an interesting concept and maybe Codeacademy can be use in schools to give a taste of programming to non-techies.

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