in reply to Re: Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
in thread Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
I learn by example...
One of the things that bugs me now and again about learning materials is that some of them only teach it for one learning style. Granted, it would be strange to have 4 versions of "It's OK to slice in Perl", from Visual to Kinesthetic. [And can you imagine the Aural tag: "Read the preceding paragraph outloud to yourself 3 times"??]
The better materials tend to have some of each where practical, and allow the victim to choose a not-quite-linear path: highlighted summaries for the readers, simple diagrams for the viewers, and examples and puzzles for the practical folk.
When the Camel Book comes out in a 10 box DVD set, complete with lightning talks for footnotes, and behind the scenes shots of Larry on a Segway talking to a simulation of Carl Sagan, everyone should be covered.
Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of