[Edu-sig] Python-Only Moodle?
chuck at freshsources.com
Sat Jan 28 18:46:10 CET 2006
I don't know if this would be of interest, but I teach Python to
corporations (Symantec at the moment). I have materials that worked
well with testers with little or no programming experience. Probably
not suitable for youngsters, but I say, let's spread the word to
Saturday, January 28, 2006, 8:51:34 AM, you wrote:
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BM> Great Idea, I would also offer www.pythonworks.org/moodle as a home.
BM> I have a CS1 course (using Zelle's book) that I can put out on
BM> whatever site we decide to use.
BM> By May I'll have a CS2 course ready to go.
BM> On Jan 27, 2006, at 10:12 PM, kirby urner wrote:
>> Here's an idea. Given a lot of us teach Python, plan to, or have
>> ideas for doing so, if we had shared access to a Python Moodle
>> someplace, we could develop open source courseware, either as
>> individuals or in teams.
>> The Algebra with Python stuff I'm doing could be cloned to the new
>> site. I'm pretty sure the backup zip I'm able to create through
>> the interface, will restore to another Moodle. I could easily
>> transfer the content in that case. Others could roll their own.
>> Seems like a good idea (didn't someone already propose this?). I'm
>> sure there are plenty of alternatives to Moodle, but so far it
>> seems like a pretty workable solution to a problem. It's more
>> vertical market than Plone, i.e. is built from the ground up with
>> distance education courseware in mind.
>> I don't have the server or the time to get a Moodle up and
>> running. But if someone in the Python community does, and wants to
>> use edu-sig as a staging ground and talent pool, I bet we could go
>> places with it. Lots of new tutorials, useless python and vaults
>> of parnassus type stuff could be recast in a more distance
>> education friendly format.
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