Today I viewed lecture 1 of the Stanford CS106A course on iTunes U. No programming was done on this introductory lecture but instead, a lot of details about the course, about what will be learned as well as a number of items relating to the students at Stanford who actually take the course.
Although I have made a lot of notes, I wont be going in to detail on some of the points as parts of the lecture relate to students at Standford only.
Prerequisites of CS106A – ie… what do you need to know?
For those who haven never programmed before, you’ll be glad to learn that there are no prerequisites at all for this course, other than the lecturer hinting that it would be good to know how to switch a computer on. As no experience is needed, that means that most people should be able to work through this course although I’d expect that those wanting to take the course will have a reason for wanting to take it and therefore, might have some background. [Read more…]