[Edu-sig] DocTest Quiz
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 18:43:11 CEST 2006
> Thanks, Michael! I've written up a brief description of the tool I'm looking for here:
I'm interested in this project as well. Per my day one blog post re
What Alan and I most agree on is the need for Wikipedia type content
to mix with an interactive component. He showed me his recent
create interactive "labs" in the J language. Python needs a more
developed interactive teaching module: show some stuff, give students
a command line, show more stuff, and so on.
[ http://controlroom.blogspot.com/2006/04/shuttleworth-summit-day-one.html ]
The J language lab is a very useful, yet simple tool, allowing
teachers to write interactive scripts that show J, then turn control
over to students, show more J and so on. Having labs run in a browser
would be a double plus ("server side" might just mean on the local
classroom server -- no broadband need apply).
Here's an example of a J Lab as it appears to the author. Students
running it will get a friendlier "chatty shell" that walks them
through a series of exercises about turtle graphics:
> and a briefer launchpad spec here:
> Paul Carduner is interested in working on it, and I'm looking into submitting it as a Summer of Code project. I'll keep you posted.
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