[TOS] Teaching materials, or textbook?
Matthew M. Burke
mmburke at gwu.edu
Wed May 13 17:58:57 UTC 2009
A few (semi)random thoughts:
-- A couple of others touched on this, but I think it's very important
to have a clear notion of what pre-requisites students should have and
what are the outcomes we'd like to see students achieve. In some sense
this is implicit in the outline of topics we settle on, but I think it
ought to be made explicit from the beginning.
-- To some extent this is probably a function of Chris's outline being
more detailed, but his emphasis on information that addresses being
overwhelmed, being a novice, understanding the culture, etc. is really
good. One trait I notice in many of my students is an underdeveloped
ability to "get up to speed" (for lack of a better way of putting it).
And I see this in some of my colleagues as well---the ones who have
neither programmer professionally nor worked with large code bases.
-- If O'Reilly isn't interested, it might be worth considering the
-- And let me add "me too" to those interested in working on this.
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