Bill MacKenty


Just finished Code Academy Intro to PHP

Posted in Educational Tech Personal Teaching Diary on 02 - February 2014 at 06:59 PM (8 years ago). 16 views.

I just finished the CodeAcademy PHP introduction. Not bad, I have to say. I've been dabbling in PHP for many years, and I learned some new things, which is cool. I finished in about two days (total time, probably 6 hours). I found the learning environment to be good. A few user interface quibbles, but overall, the teaching and assessment was spot-on. I liked the feedback when an answer was incorrect. I found the scope and sequence to be good. I think a more robust summative assessment would of been nice. I also think some different types of assessment would of been neat (look at this code, where is the error). Amazing, the last time I formally learned about PHP, I used a book, and manually typed in the code. This was much different.