[racket-dev] intro videos

From: Kathi Fisler (kfisler at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jul 14 06:13:16 EDT 2011

> Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:16:16 -0700
> From: John Clements <clements at brinckerhoff.org>
> Subject: [racket-dev] intro videos
> Frustrated by what I'm seeing on khanacademy.org, I've now recorded 8 *short* videos on
>  getting started programming in DrRacket.

I looked at most of the videos and like them.  For what they are
trying to do, they are doing it well.  Thanks, John, for the
initiative on this!

I said "for what they are trying to do" because we ideally need to
complement these with some higher-level material on where one would go
with what one might learn in John's videos.  The material that we
cover in an intro lecture, before teaching students the mechanics.
With the combination, we might have something that helps draw people
into DrRacket.  Right now, John's videos will be most useful to people
already drawn in who want to learn what to do.

I actually sent mail around within the Bootstrap squad just two weeks
ago about a high level "how to make a world" video, similar to an
intro lecture for the PbD workshops.  I'm currently redesigning my
intro lecture for next week's workshop.  If it goes over well, I'll
look into making a video version of it to complement John's.


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