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Front End Design Conference – Erica Walker – Intersecting worlds of web and education: A foray into the Digital Frontier

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

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  • Most developers are “community” trained
  • Strengths of Formal Education
    • Dedicated time for class
    • instructor creates curriculum
    • face-to-face interaction
    • accountability
    • degree or certificate
  • Strengths of Informal Education
    • Self-paced
    • Self-directed based on interests
    • Available 24/7
    • Unlimited resource materials
    • Low cost
  • Weaknesses of Formal
    • Must learn when class is scheduled
    • No say in curriculum
    • Can’t access resources any time
    • Teacher’s knowledge is outdated
    • Expensive
  • Weaknesses of Informal
    • Must be driven and self motivated
    • Can be difficult to find solid resources
  • Both forms can work together

 

 

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