in reply to
Re: Teaching a class
in thread Teaching a class
Just make sure that when your done
teaching them, they have something that they
can use and show off.
IMHO, a very wise advice!
Database stuff like CD-Collection,
Address-Collection, etc. pp. is quiet boring, but maybe I
was exposed to too many beginners books for different
If you want to do a real interesting project teach them
something they can't do with software bought from the shelf.
Teach them magic.
E.g. Showing them how they as consumers can master the
WWW with the help of libwww or WWW:Search
could be the killer application for beginners.
If you teach them that everbody can become a magican with
the help of perl, they will love it.