Channels ▼
RSS

The Crowd-Teaching Approach To Code Training


Codio:Annotations is a new training tool that is hoped to change the way coding is taught by the educational sector and the online community at large. Developers and students alike can build interactive tutorials and code samples from directly within an IDE, and then share them with the community.

More Insights

White Papers

More >>

Reports

More >>

Webcasts

More >>

The product bids to "changes online tutorials forever" by replacing lengthy text and static code blocks with non-linear collaborative "post-curriculum" resources that will be constantly iterated by the community.

"We live in a digital age where our interaction with computers grows more and more every day," comments Freddy May, CEO and founder of Codio. "We propose an alternative solution — no curriculum. We believe that rigid curriculums designed by committee are not compatible with the dynamic world of IT. A rigid approach is simply not the best way to learn to code, as by the time a curriculum has been published, it's likely already out-of-date."

"We want to build on the momentum already achieved by the likes of the Raspberry Pi project and initiatives like Code.org to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to learn to code. We believe that by empowering the world's coding community to take charge of its own destiny in the way it knows best — through collaboration and sharing — a post-curriculum approach really is the best way to teach people to code. We might be wrong, but we believe this 'crowd-teaching' approach is a better solution to the problem than one designed by committee. But we want your feedback," said May.

Codio will be working with the community to build additional crowd-teaching resources including a GitHub-based content framework for content creation and collaboration; a standard educational license that all content should use allowing completely unrestricted copying and modifications for educational use; and an active curation program backed by Codio staff that will provide guidance for any programming language.


Related Reading






Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

 
Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.
 


Video