[plt-scheme] Colleges using DrScheme

From: Patrick Collison (patrick at collison.ie)
Date: Thu Jul 13 06:43:28 EDT 2006

Hi Matt,

On 13 Jul 2006, at 11:32, Matt Jadud wrote:

> It's a no-brainer; the tool is far superior, IMHO, to the MIT/Emacs  
> combination. I could be more concise/provide more info in support  
> of your argument if you like... but it will be more of an  
> "experience report" than anything else.

Some sort of experience report would be great -- I think that's  
exactly the kind of thing they're looking for. At the moment, even  
though I've answered most of the questions raised, there still seems  
to be a feeling among of the guys here that DrScheme is too young,  
experimental and immature. Any evidence to the contrary would, of  
course, be very helpful.

> (PS. You might find more information by looking at the TeachScheme!  
> pages, which will give you a sense for what US high schools took  
> part in those workshops, and are likely using it as well.)

I'll definitely check that out.



> Patrick Collison wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm working at the University of Limerick in Ireland, and trying  
>> to  encourage a switch from MIT Scheme + Emacs to DrScheme for  
>> the  introductory programming classes here.
>> As part of this, the admin folks are interested in knowing about   
>> other schools that use DrScheme for introductory purposes. I know  
>> (or  at least presume) that many of the colleges that have members  
>> in the  PLT Scheme group (Northeastern, Brown, etc.) use it, but  
>> I'm more  interested in the real "end users" (that have no  
>> expertise in  DrScheme itself).
>> Is there any sort of list of colleges available? I came across  
>> http:// www.schemers.com/schools.html, but this gives no  
>> indication whether  the school specifically uses DrScheme, and  
>> anyway seems a little out- of-date (for a number of the schools on  
>> it, I can't find any evidence  that they do use Scheme. Their  
>> online class listings mention other  languages.)
>> Thanks for any help or pointers,
>> -Patrick
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