Online Python Course Has More than 54,000 Participants
When Joe Warren first envisioned his massive open online course for python programming, he imagined that he would be teaching a couple of thousand at the most. But the stats show otherwise. There are more than 54,000 people who have registered for the python MOOC from the Rice University’s computer science department’s chairman. Although Python is a freeware, there are not many courses that teach it in a way Warren has planned to explain it.
He is overwhelmed by the interest shown by the online community and to quote his words, he feels like how ‘an astronaut strapped to the tip of a rocket that is about to be launched’ feels. If you have not had a chance to attend Python training classes, this is one of the best opportunities available for you to learn the language.
Teaching Is Not New To Warren
It is a little surprising that a seasoned professor is being overwhelmed by the number of people who have registered for the course. When asked about this, Warren explains that it is not the course, the study material or the teaching methodology that is making him nervous. That is understandable considering Warren has an experience of over 25 years in the teaching field. It is the number of people who have taken interest in this course that has him gasping for breath.
What Will the Students Learn From the Course?
According to Warren, the course is only a beginner’s course and will introduce aspiring programmers to the basics of Python programming. He said that he has tried his best not to make the course monotonous and boring. One of the major attractions of this course is to develop games using Python’s advanced GUI development capabilities. He says that other than this, the students will have a lot more to look forward to as well in terms of excitement.