Wednesday, July 18, 2007

youtube programming class

Hey Guys,

Here's my idea, I'll start a java programming class online using
youtube and a blog. Each lecture will be short - ~ 5 - 10 minutes,
I'll also include links to other resources. Additionally, once we're
comfortable with the basics, we'll play a little with doing code
walk thrus of open source code out on the net.

With each episode, I'll try to give exersizes.
It would be great to get feedback in the form of questions ,
problems you're having, or comments about the pace or what
you'd like to learn. We'll have a mailing list, wiki, blog, and youtube
to communicate with. I'd like to do as much in video as possible.

Personally, I'd like to get past the basics of programming as
quickly as possible, so that we can focus on doing stuff, which
is where all the fun is.

As an ongoing thing, I'd like to create an online video programming
club where we explore new technologies and work on projects together
and what not.

I would like to do the class twice a week, but I will be traveling for
two weeks beginning Friday, so I'll need a little grace getting started.

I'll send out more details in a bit.


i've never really taught before, so i'll need alot of grace all around :)


Raj Madhuram said...

Sounds like a great idea!

Jay Dedman said...

when I first starting teaching classes at the NYC community TV station, I had no idea what I was doing. The good news is that the students will told me what they needed. With time, I also realized what I would want to be taught. And why school bored me. I made sure classes were very hands-on, more like labs than lectures. Begin!