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Episode #8: Teaching Python at Grok Learning and Classrooms

Published Tues, May 19, 2015, recorded Mon, Apr 27, 2015.

Did you know that Australia is making text-based computer programming a core requirement for high school students? Grok Learning is building the platform to make teaching it to kids a joy for teachers and students. Our guest, Dr. James Curran is a key player in both of these projects.

Join Michael in a conversation with Dr. Curran from Sydney University and co-founder of Grok Learning to learn about both of these and more! You'll learn about the different types of online tutorials, or short courses, you can use for learning or teaching including a text-based MUD game!

Links from the show:

* Grok Learning:

* Grok Learning Hour of Code Tutorials:

* James Curran on Twitter:

* Hour of code

Dr. James Curran
Dr. James Curran
James Curran is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Sydney, and co-founder of Grok Learning (which you can find at James has been teaching computer science to students and teachers for over a decade. In 2010, he was named one of Sydney Magazine’s top 100 influential people for his work in computer science education. James is an expert in high school IT education and is currently a Digital Technologies writer for the Australian Curriculum. Follow him on twitter where he's @DrJamesCurran.
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