This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Howdy all, Welcome to our new forum on Java education -- an idea from fellow javarancher and Java teacher Ken Kousen (thanks Ken!) This is for anyone who's interested in Teaching/Instructing/Training, including topics like: Learning Theory Techniques and ideas for teaching Java Techniques and ideas for teaching programming languages in general Specific classroom ideas Distance learning Online Learning Teaching through books Memory Strategies for improving understanding, retention, and recall Test-taking strategies Motivating the learners... etc. Adapting to different styles What should be in a Java course? And although this is the dead LAST place to have your Java questions answered, we also welcome those learners who are interested in becoming better *learners*. If you're prepping for an exam, or you just want to learn more about how make these things really stick to your brain, join us. You might have some good ideas for the teachers as well. Cheers, Kathy
Hi Kathy, I'm very happy this forum is finally here. I don't know of any other forum, online or otherwise, for decent discussions of how to teach Java-related topics. I'm looking forward to hanging out here entirely too often. My primary job is as a Senior Instructor teaching training classes in industry. I teach the full range of Java courses for the Golden Consulting Group (www.goldencg.com) ranging from Intro to Advanced to Server Side to UML to OOAD to EJB's to WebSphere, and all of our XML courses as well. In my spare time (??) I'm also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Rensselaer at Hartford (www.rh.edu), where I mostly teach Object Structures (which is pretty much data structures in Java). With all of that, I have to say that I think Kathy's _Head First Java_ book is the best introductory Java book I've ever seen.
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We had a two night a week class last semester but I told them it was too much and they went to one night a week this semester. But that means that on Mondays I teach Java and Wednesdays I teach C#! I am going to be very confused!