[Haskell-cafe] Re: TryHaskell in the classroom!
alecbenzer at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 21:54:59 EDT 2010
Out of curiosity, where do you teach (directed at Fritz) and who are your
students? (ie, undergrad, grad, ...)
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Benjamin L. Russell
<DekuDekuplex at yahoo.com>wrote:
> Glad to hear about your positive experience with Try Haskell (see
> I have also enjoyed using Try Haskell. It would be wonderful if it
> could be expanded with more content. Many thanks to the developers for
> their efforts!
> -- Benjamin L. Russell
> Fritz Ruehr <fruehr at willamette.edu> writes:
> > I just wanted to send out a more public "Thanks!" to Chris Done for
> > the tryhaskell.org website and to everyone else
> > (including Chris) who was on the #haskell channel of IRC this
> > afternoon when I "tried haskell", along with the chat feature,
> > during my introductory functional programming class.
> > And I want to recommend the use of tryhaskell and its tutorial to
> > anyone else teaching Haskell in the classroom:
> > it makes for an an especially friendly and approachable introduction
> > to the language for students like mine,
> > some of whom are seeing programming for the first time. I'll be using
> > Hugs and GHC(i) for the day-to-day work
> > through the semester, but I imagine my students will be showing their
> > friends tryhaskell and poking around in it
> > at odd moments from the local cafe.
> > I had just begun my second lecture with a little introduction to the
> > Haskell community and how friendly it was, etc.,
> > when I realized the opportunity that the chat feature
> > represented. Sure enough, #haskellers came through for me
> > with some fun & friendly interaction as the class and I bounced back
> > and forth between the tutorial and their comments.
> > It was very gratifying to have my abstract proposition about the
> > character of the community backed up by a concrete
> > existential witness, live in the classroom :) .
> > Thanks again to Chris, Gwern Branwen, _why (of TryRuby) and everyone
> > else for their efforts and interactions.
> > -- Fritz Ruehr
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