I’ve been looking into online education lately, beyond my experiment with learning programming (which is still ongoing). These are some of the resources I’ve identified. They’re all free, although you don’t get college credit for the courses. Coursera — courses taught by instructors various top universities. Khan Academy — video courses on every topic under […]
After looking around at the Q&A forums at Codecademy and finding that most of the other beginners are as lost as I am, I’ve decided that maybe I’m stuck on the current lesson because the author just isn’t very good, rather than because I can’t understand the content. A friend has offered to write up […]
I got a response from Codecademy acknowledging that the problem I experienced was on their end. They gave me some code that would let me get past that lesson, but it contained a variable that wasn’t mentioned in the lesson. That’s frustrating, and I don’t know that they’ve fixed it for everyone else yet. At […]
I’ve decided that I want to learn basic programming, and I’ve decided to document my journey here. I already know basic HTML and some CSS. I don’t (yet) know HTML 5, but that’s going to be part of my eventual curriculum. I want to learn to program, though, not just freshen my web creation skills. I […]
I adore LifeHacker. They have a sweet list of free online college courses!
It shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that education is not a “one size fits all” endeavor, online or elsewhere. This bit about learning styles, however, did surprise me: “Correlations between learning styles and success in distance education have shown to be inconclusive,” Strickland said. “However, one common theme reappears: the successful traits of a distance learner […]
It’s been SO long since I updated things here! Not that I think anybody really missed me, but still, I should have kept it up a bit better. Katie tried attending a good high school near us and loved it. She got great grades, was chosen to work on the yearbook (it’s a very competitive […]