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.
Published on Sunday, February 02, 2014 (5 years, 2 months, and 2 weeks ago). Posted in: Educational Tech Personal Teaching Diary