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I am very interested in pedagogy and in diversity issues.
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Location: New JerseyStandard Set Answer:
What made you interested in this topic?
Saw the post on Mark Guzdial's Blog. I work with OLPC (through Etoys Education Committee) and this topic fits our goals.
What do you hope to achieve by participating?
To create some sample artifacts that can be used by independent learners.
What do you hope to achieve by participating?
I will help wherever I can, time and talents permitting.
I am an engineer at Google. In my free time I do a bunch of teaching, and I help with a lot of the outreach at work.
Location: ChicagoStandard Set Answer:
I am working with Chicago Public Schools revaming their Web curriculum, and am teaching an html class to kids from the Level Up Hackerspace. I am interested in participating in a community of other people interested in similar projects.
Actualmente soy estudiante de ingenieria de sistemas en la Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Soy desarrollador web apasionado y me gusta estar al tanto de los nuevos avances que hay en la web.
Trabajo como freelance haciendo Desarrollo Web sobre todo en php y tecnologias para frontends, actualmente tambien soy coordinador general del Grupo de Ingenieria Web de la Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas.
Location: Bogota,ColombiaStandard Set Answer:
I am interested in this topic because i learn so much teaching and i am doing this all the time.I am a great collaborator and off course i am interested in helping with the course organization
I work in community development & sustainability for software, film exhibition + university unions.
Location: Edinburgh, United KingdomStandard Set Answer:
The organisation I work for has started to run more software-related training courses.
We'd like to know how to do this better, and do it in a way that enables more of us to understand the level we can comfortably deliver.
I'd prefer others more skilled in this to do this!
Software dev, open-source enthusiast, endlessly curious about education and technology.
Location: Dublin, IrelandStandard Set Answer:
I enjoy programming, and I enjoy sharing the love with people -- I started teaching programming to beginners last year as a hobby. With this course I'm hoping to increase my knowledge of how to teach and how to help people teach themselves better, and hopefully learn some sound pedagogical principles I can apply next time.
If there's something I can help with in the course organisation, why not. I can't really help with the subject matter, though.
Location: UKStandard Set Answer:
I teach web development (server-side) and also act as a mentor within a couple of PHP-related user groups. I'd really like to learn what advice I could/should be giving and what kinds of approaches work for people learning on their own, who might not be the same personality type as me. I am happy to help out with organisation, no idea what I have that would help, but if I can, I will.
Location: Lisbon, PortugalStandard Set Answer:
I have taught a class to scientists (Programming for Scientists [http://luispedro.org/pfs]) and will do so again in the future (planned Fall 2012).
So, I hope to be able to improve that course.
I learned about this from Greg Wilson.
I am a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Science Education. I taught high school and college computer science for 10 years and now study the cognitive principles that are the basis of learning to program.
Location: White Plains, NYStandard Set Answer:
I was contacted by the course organizer and asked to sit in or participate.
Location: Chadds Ford, PAStandard Set Answer:
I have worked as an electrical engineer, taken time off for family and am looking for ways to update my skills. I loved engineering (problem solving, debugging, constantly learning new things, collaboration, etc) but could not make a 50-60hr/wk job work for my family and I. I am excited about opportunities to learn that are flexible and allow me to collaborate with others remotely. Part of my challenge with traditional engineering jobs is the lack of flexibility. I see sw and web dev as areas that may have more flexiblity. There are a number of women engineers who would love to re-enter the workforce if they could just figure out how to make it work (ie: part time work, project-based work, remote). It appears that even the resources (ie: open source sw projects) for updating/learning sw skills are more user-friendly than updating EE skills (ie: traditionally more on-the-job training).
Location: sf, caStandard Set Answer:
After graduating from college, I found that the learning track I'd been on (Biomedical Engineering) did not map to what I wanted to accomplish in the world. Thankfully, I was young and naive and didn't let that get in the way. I moved out to San Francisco and started on a self directed learning journey in entrepreneurship and web product design/management.
Like most everyone, I'm curious. Along with a few friends, I started unclasses.org as a way for people to express their learning intentions and organize with other members of their community to teach and learn. I've been following and participating in "free range learning" through unclasses and beyond.
Currently, I'm trying to learn web application development with the material that is available at places like tryruby.org and railzforzombies.org. I believe that, like many disciplines, the content one needs to learn web app dev is available online, but needs to be further currated and matched with learning communities.
I would like to teach webcraft as part of my own learning journey.
I am interested in helping with course organization.
I am a Talent Management Expert, by trade. I am a Director at Ladies Learning Code, by newly discovered passion.
Location: TorontoStandard Set Answer:
I am a Director at Ladies Learning Code and am interested in exploring the ways we can do a better job of delivering our mission.
Location: Toronto, ONStandard Set Answer:
1. To be honest, I just sort of fell into my role at Ladies Learning Code. Now, I'm really interested in learning how we can do what we do - better.
2. By participating, I'm hoping to learn from others about what has worked when teaching beginners about programming, so that we can avoid making the same mistakes.
professor, ecologist, programmer, and dad. uses data (lots and lots of data), math, and statistics. likes big picture thinking, open science, and kangaroo rats.
Location: UtahStandard Set Answer:
1. I am involved in educating biologists in the use of computational tools, but lack a strong pedagogical background in this area in general and in reaching out to free-range learners in particular.
2. Improve my ability to teaching computational skills to biologists both in the formal classroom and through providing resources for folks not in my classes.
3. I don't feel qualified to help with the material, but would be happy to help in other ways if that would be of use.