Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Some Interesting and Useful Curriculum Links - Visual Basic, XNA, Other Intro CS

Over the holiday I did some browsing around the Internet. I found a couple of new blogs to follow, read some posts by people who hadn't blogged in a while, and just stumbled across some interesting things while looking for something completely different. Among my discoveries were some interesting curriculum links that I thought were worth sharing.

One of them is a set of online modules for teaching Visual Basic written by Professor Larry Press from California State University, Dominguez Hills. The modules are here with each line in the table being a module with hot links to information, projects, code, etc. You can read a summary including some of their findings on how well this worked here.

From the east coast, MIT has been making curriculum available online for a while but now has a new high school page with courses designed by MIT students for high school students. You can also get a good look at their online introductory computer science courses here along with introductory courses in a number of other subjects.

Last but not least Brian Scarbeau has started to blog about the new XNA course he is teaching this semester at his high school. Brian links to information about his curriculum and the textbook he is using. I hope he has time to keep it up though I know he is a busy guy.

Some good things out there on the Internet these days. It's just a matter of finding them.

[Cross posted from my main blog.]