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Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

Recent posts

Watch Me: Volunteers Wanted

Back in 2007, Jon Udell observed that screencasts facilitate accidental knowledge transfer in a way that more traditional media don't. As I said yesterday, w...
February 15, 2012

And Speaking of New…

...check out Bret Victor's talk at CUSEC 2012—jump in around the 7:00 mark and watch for a couple of minutes. You'll want to go back and watch the whol...
February 15, 2012

Stack Underflow?

Circling back to an earlier post, one of the challenges free-range learners face is where to get help after their workshop or short course is over. Google is...
February 14, 2012

New Kinds of Content

Mark Guzdial, whose blog on CS education is always interesting, recently posted about using worksheets to help people learn to write programs. As he says, re...
February 14, 2012

How Many Legs Does Science Have?

Back in 2010, Moshe Vardi wrote an opinion piece titled "Science Has Only Two Legs", in which he argued that computational science is just another form of ex...
February 13, 2012