[REBOL] Re: teaching rebol
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 1-Apr-2003 16:42
* Graham Chiu <[gchiu--compkarori--co--nz]> [030401 16:20]:
> On Tue, 1 Apr 2003 12:11:27 -0900
> Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]> wrote:
> > I haven't followed this thread closely, but I noted
> >earlier that I believe that it started with a posting
> >Gerard Cote, who had contacted me at an earlier time
> Actually it was I who started the thread this time round
> as I want to teach my child.
:-) I stand corrected!
> >Let me share some of my observations after building the
> >and "teaching" 3 semesters of rebol and 1 of python:
> What's the URI for the instructional material?
I'm very sorry, but it is not available. The work was
done under a copyright, and the content is not available
for me to share. (but read on)
> > If your targets are youngsters just learning
> > - is it fair to just train them to use rebol? Or is
> Not going to teach them anything else!
Please understand that my thoughts were generic and
and meant for general dicussion.
But now speaking not as a parent (I have 6 children)
but as an owner of a business - I would *never* hire
someone who was not willing to learn a language other
than rebol - even 'though I use rebol the majority
of the time myself.
I would strongly recommend that any young person
interested in programming be willing to learn
more than one language.
<wink>God forbid, they might settle on perl</wink>
-- I wouldn't want my partner to read this hahah!....
> > conclusion that I came to after teaching 3 semesters
> >of rebol
> > and one of python, (in an online venue) is that online
> > courses should be used to support trained instructors
> > who teach real "brick and mortar" classes.
> Yes, that's the intention .. to build up a repository of
> teaching material that we can teach our youngsters with ..
> not to create an online class.
> That is a task more suited for adults and part of the
> Rebol Institute of Technology initiative also at
Graham: very nice! When I have time, I will look
at this more closely. (I do have the freedom to release
portions of the content for the course I mentioned above.)
Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>