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


It includes extra credit if their final project contributes to an existing community outreach group, FOSS project, or to OER or the academic commons

@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

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