Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
more useful options
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Can a non-programmer teach Perl?

by Rex(Wrecks) (Curate)
on Aug 19, 2002 at 23:56 UTC ( #191348=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Can a non-programmer teach Perl?

Caveats: many of the students will have trouble figuring out how to turn the computer on.

This kinda scares me, I would recommend your teacher only allow students who have taken whatever "basics of computers" as a minimum prerequisite to attend this class. There is no way any students are going to get anything out of a "programming class" when the speed and content is hindered by questions like "where is the 'any' key?"

I know you said be nice, and I'm trying, but this does not look like a well thought out idea. It's like taking Calculus before ever taking a basic Algebra class, and the students will get about the same amount out of it.

If this class is to succeed it needs to have some prerequisites, otherwise it is a waste of your teachers, and students, time.

"Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!


Comment on Re: Can a non-programmer teach Perl?

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://191348]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others avoiding work at the Monastery: (5)
As of 2015-07-07 04:33 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (87 votes), past polls