[TOS] Teaching materials, or textbook?
gdk at redhat.com
Wed May 13 20:56:44 UTC 2009
On Wed, 13 May 2009, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Mentoring is a critical part of teaching open source. At the EduCamp a
> few of us discussed what could be taught from a textbook and what could
> not. My summary of this breakout can be found at
Yep. I think I was part of that session, in fact, so I certainly agree
with the conclusions. ;) Which is why events like Softhum and POSSE are
so important, so we can help form self-supporting communities of profs.
Next year, I'd love to be able to hand out textbooks at these events.
> Creating a remixable text is much harder than creating a fixed text
> intended to be read as a whole. Any learning experience is an
> incremental development of expertise, each learning objective building
> on previous ones. This in my opinion, makes it almost impossible to
> build a truly mix-n-match resource.
With, I think, the notable exception of well-structured case studies.
Computer Science professors should be teaching open source.
Help make it happen. Visit http://teachingopensource.org.
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