[Haskell-cafe] Teaching Haskell @ MOOCs like Coursera or Udacity
niketkumar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 15:26:50 CEST 2012
The closest available is:
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:07 AM, David McBride <toad3k at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm taking it primarily because it is taught by the guy who made the
> language. I mean how cool is that? He is very smart and certainly blows
> any other lecturer I've ever had out of the water. If SPJ were doing a
> haskell course I'd sign up for that too in a heart beat.
> There's also a slim possibility that coursera will become something
> industry people can look at to find people with skills they need. A nice
> perk if it works out, for something I'm doing for fun anyways.
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Eric Rasmussen <ericrasmussen at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I can see that the required effort would be prohibitive, but after
>> thinking about this some more I do think there are a couple of nice
>> 1) Quizzes and graded assignments offer some structure to self study, and
>> having some form of feedback/validation when you first get started is
>> helpful. I learned a lot of Haskell by making up my own assignments, but
>> not everyone is willing to put that kind of time into it.
>> 2) I know several developers with great engineering skills who are taking
>> the Scala course because it gives them a structured way to get into it and
>> have something to show for the time on their resume. They're busy
>> professionals whose skills and expertise in large projects could really
>> benefit the Haskell community, but I've had no luck convincing them that
>> it's worth the time spent researching and learning on their own.
>> Scala already has some appeal for them if they have to work with java
>> code or have spent years with object oriented programming, so I think the
>> more the Haskell community can do to bring them here, the better.
>> Whether or not it's feasible to create the course is another issue. I
>> don't have an academic background or any academic affiliations to get the
>> ball rolling, but if anyone wants to make a course I'll volunteer to help
>> proof materials, test quizzes and assignments, and work on utilities to
>> submit and grade assignments.
>> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 7:02 AM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu>wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 11:49:08PM +0530, niket wrote:
>>> > I am a novice in Haskell but I would love to see the gurus out here
>>> > teaching Haskell on MOOCs like Coursera or Udacity.
>>> > Dr Martin Odersky is doing it for Scala here:
>>> > https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun
>>> > I would love to see Haskell growing on such new platforms!
>>> Just as a counterpoint, putting together a MOOC is a *ton* of work,
>>> with (in my opinion) not much benefit for a topic like Haskell where
>>> it is already possible to access lots of quality instructional
>>> materials online. I would rather see Haskell gurus put their time and
>>> effort into producing more awesome code (or into curating existing
>>> instructional materials).
>>> Just my 2c.
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