Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Regarding how to teach programming

Here's an awesome talk by Mark Guzdial recorded at the 2012 C5 conference.  Watch how non-CS students can pass programming courses more often than CS students when taught a different way.  The goal of this improved teaching is to allow everyone to take advantage of programming, not just CS oriented people.  In that way, we can all start using the computer for our own stuff as opposed to letting it be a glorified [buy now] button.  We need more people to do the kind of work Mark is doing.

And it doesn't stop there.  Watch what happens when the same techniques are applied to CS students themselves...

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