Please comment with what communities you would like to be added here.

For mod creation I need both the url style name (experienced_devs) and the Display name (Experienced Devs)

  • @JaumeI
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    11 months ago

    What about a community for programming teachers? I work as a computer teacher in what in Spain is called Professional Studies. We teach IT in general (hardware, databases, programming, networking…), and maybe it could be nice to have a community where teachers and general programmers can meet and help to layout the best ways to teach new programmers.

    Editing to add:

    Url: teach_programming

    Display Name: Teach Programming

    • @a_statistician
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      211 months ago

      I would love to have this community. Teaching programming requires a special set of techniques and it would be cool to discuss with others. @Jaumel, what level are you teaching at - high school, college, university (if that’s different from college in Spain… sorry, idk much about the spanish system).

      I’m teaching at the university level - both graduate and undergraduate.

      • @JaumeI
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        11 months ago

        I’m not sure how it corresponds to other countries. We get students usually from 16 to 20, in what is called Professional Studies. It’s more focused on practical skills than theoretical. When they finish the upper level they can go to the university, and they don’t have to do several subjects of the first year, as they are very similar to what they did in the upper level. In these professional studies there is no maths, physics and so on, they only study practical subjects (hardware, networking, programming, operative systems…). Edit: some spelling mistakes

        • @a_statistician
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          111 months ago

          I’d say that’s similar to vocational courses in high schools and/or community colleges that are focused primarily on getting students to learn hands-on tech skills that lead directly to employment, but it’s nice that they have the option of continuing on to university, which is something that vocational programs in the US typically don’t focus on.

          • @JaumeI
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            211 months ago

            Yes, that would be it. Not all of the studetns go to university, and the studies are not focused to that end, but as you say, it’s a nice option they have, and (inventing here) maybe about 15-20% decide to, at least, try it.

    • snoweOPMA
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      211 months ago

      would this be similar to the /r/learnprogramming community on reddit? Sounds like a good community though!

      • @JaumeI
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        311 months ago

        Sure! Was thinking in a more teacher focused approach, but maybe it’s better to have a wider focus, learnprogramming sounds a great idea!

        • snoweOPMA
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          311 months ago

          sorry, I wasn’t trying to get you to change what you wanted the sub to be about. If you want it to be teaching based then I can do that!

          • @JaumeI
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            311 months ago

            Uhmmm… If it’s ok to you, let’s try learnprogramming and teachprogramming, and we can see the engagement they both get.

            • @a_statistician
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              211 months ago

              I agree, if only because there are certain techniques for teaching programming that I’d love to discuss with people, and that’s going to be a distraction to people who want to learn programming instead.