Education talk 3c

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Structuring a multi-day technical training course - Jacinta Richardson

Jacinta Richardson is managing director of Perl Training Australia, with more than a decade of experience in teaching, software engineering and technical writing. She is an internationally acclaimed conference speaker, and a regular presenter at Perl Mongers and other technical user groups throughout Australia. Jacinta is passionate about increasing the participation of women in Open Source Software. In 2008 Jacinta received the prestigious White Camel award for her outstanding contributions to the Perl community. In her spare time Jacinta enjoys scuba diving, cycling, and baking.




You have so much you want to teach, how do you structure it so that your training course is both interesting and challenging? How much theory can you squeeze into an hour before your attendees have forgotten where you started? How do structure your course to account for classes which move slower or faster than average?

This talk will describe what Perl Training Australia has learned about course structure for technical courses involving lots of hands-on programming exercises. We will cover answers to all the above, as well discussing other issues such as cognitive load, learning fatigue and ideal classroom set up.




Jacinta Richardson's slides



This talk is scheduled for education miniconf: Tuesday 19 January 2010