Last time, I wrote about the tactics I was planning on trying out in my lecture series this year. Well, the lectures are done, I’ve collected some feedback and so here are the results. Live polling. Around three-quarters of the students had a smartphone or tablet and knew how to connect it to the Wifi, […]
Why are lectures so sleep inducing? I remember well the effort required to keep your eyelids apart after 35-40 minutes. So, now that I am the lecturer, how can I keep my students at least awake, and hopefully interested? I am not going to talk about the most obvious point, which is to be an […]
Mike Jackson from the Software Sustainability Institute was one of our instructors last week and has written two interesting blog posts. The first summarises the workshop whilst in the second he lists the feedback that was collected at the end of the two days.
I’ve written a post for the Software Sustainability Institute (who kindly provided the instructors for our boot camp) describing my top tips for hosting a Software Carpentry Boot Camp.
As well as asking the attendees how they thought the workshop had gone, I sent them a questionnaire before the workshop. The idea was to see what their expectations were and if the workshop then met them. For example we asked “How would you describe your expertise in the following tools?” and the results are on […]
Aron Ahmadia who helped run the Software Carpentry course has written a nice blog where he e.g. discusses some of the ways the course could be improved.