[IAEP] Khan Academy computer science

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Wed Aug 15 11:19:09 EDT 2012

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:42 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The Khan Academy web site (http://www.khanacademy.org/) is announcing
> today
> > a 'playlist' on computer science. It appears to be an introduction to
> > programming based on Python!
> The funny thing is that many of the examples are also in the Turtle
> Art examples list :)

Yes and also in Etoys, Scratch, etc.

But they have one thing you haven't got ...

Okay more than one:

   - A nice set of short videos to walk you through using these tools to
   learn/introduce/explain the concepts
   - A tool to let you try to solve a problem and give you feedback as to
   whether you got it right or wrong
   - Hints when you don't get the answer
   - Social Network tools so a group of people can "learn together" and
   support "collaboritve floundering" (as mentioned by Mark Guzdial

The above might make good GSoC projects, sort of a Udacity using the
excellent tools to learn with in Sugar.

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