Software Carpentry's two-day workshops are just one of many ways to teach people practical skills. Term-long group projects are another model that I'm very fond of, and earlier this year, the four people who've been running the UCOSP program in Canada wrote a paper about what they've learned. Some of the lessons rhyme with what we've learned from Software Carpentry, but other insights are new. If you know of papers describing lessons learned from other innovative teaching projects, pointers in the comments section would be very welcome.
Originally posted at Software Carpentry.