I spent a good chunk of the day writing a syllabus for a hypothetical class that I would like to teach some day instead of grading quizzes for the actual current class that I'm a reader/grader for. Sigh.
On the up side, I've got a full syllabus drawn up for a course on digital humanities (extendabe into digital projects in other fields too) that teaches Racket and Scribble, the command line, version control, and licensing to non programmers & culminating in creating their own digital projects
@mlemweb heckin' excited
@mlemweb I had that in my syllabus when I was teaching. Students could get extra credit for participating in a variety of ways. I put a cap on the extra credit, but only had one student come close to hitting that.
@lufthans But man I'm sure you were so happy with that one student :)
@mlemweb Yeah, he was a sleeper agent. Turned out he helped put on a small, targeted tech conference.
Overall the credits led to some good conversations and awareness for my students
I wanna take your class!
And I also wanna help teach it.
@JimG We just need to find a university to hire us to teach it ;)
Oh I wish!
@JimG Me too...
@Betsy24 @JimG We've considered filming the workshop length tutorials and posting them online. To teach it online we'd still need a university to go through. While we've gotten positive responses to our workshop, I'm afraid that the audience for workshops wouldn't stick it out for a 10 week course. I'm just starting on this though, so we'll see where it takes me :)