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[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 16th Apr 2012 04:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

So you're un untalented crappy programmer, just like me.

I also don't think we'll ever become clever coders, but fixing stuff like trigonometry can be done:

http://www.khanacademy.org/

I helped me relearn the basic sin/cos/tan stuff.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Kochise on Mon 16th Apr 2012 10:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Read my "Human's brain" comment above, and the answers...

Kochise

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 16th Apr 2012 10:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Ah, Khan already showed up here. :-)

I'm very happy with Khan Academy. I have a lot of interests, but not all at the same time. Stuff I find very interesting I may not be some interested in a few days later, because something else may have become more interesting. With Khan I can just switch to whatever I like at the moment.

In school you had to sit through stuff you didn't like at that moment in time, even though years later you wished you paid more attention.

So with Kahn I can learn when my brain is more receptive to certain subjects.

It may not make me an expert on any subject, but at least today I'm smarter than I was yesterday and I'm getting a foundation I could use for real courses.

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