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Ed-Tech Research

A Hack Education Project

Learning to Code


In the fall of 2011, I wrote a terrific screed about what I saw as the failures of the popular site Codecademy to help me learn to code. The article stirred a lot of interest (it continues to be one of the most-read posts on Hack Education), and eventually led to a research project that examined what sorts of products and services are available online for helping novice programmers.

This research was sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation.

Articles


How to Teach Web-Building to Anyone

HTML5 for Everyone: My Interview with Prof. Glen Bull

The Spirit of Scratch: My Interview with Vanessa Gennarelli

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: My Interview with Phil Wagner

Learning Without Context Isn't Learning: My Interview with Julie Meloni

Why You Should Care about a Scratch for HTML5

Lowering the Barriers to Entry: My Interview with CodeNow's Ryan Seashore

Learn by Making: My Interview with O'Reilly School of Technology's Scott Gray

Avoiding Teaching Tech for Tech's Sake: My Interview with Harry Shah

Situated Learning: My Interview with Mark Guzdial

Puzzles and Pattern Recognition: My Interview with Jared Cosulich

Middle School Computer Science: My Interview with Laura Blankenship

Democratizing Game Creation: My Interview with Stencyl's Joe Dolivo

A Mozilla-Made "Scratch for HTML5": Thoughts So Far

This Week's Mozilla Webmaker Community Call (and Me)