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[REBOL] Re: teaching rebol

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 1-Apr-2003 16:42

Hello Graham: * 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 > >from > >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 > >course > >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 > >programming > > - 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!....
> >The > > 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.) Regards -tim- -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>