Jeffrey Pomerantz

Udacity Certificate

Bear with me for a moment while I’m insufferable. Because… Highest Distinction, baby! Hellz yeah! So ok, seriously now. These are the levels of certificates for CS101, as articulated in the announcement email: Certificate of Completion: you completed the class, and demonstrated that by either getting at least one question correct on the final exam, or solving at least 3 questions correctly on Homework 6. Certificate of Accomplishment: you solved at least 3.. Read More

Another post about Udacity CS101, post-exam but pre-final grade

It’s been several weeks since I posted anything about my Udacity CS101 course… mostly because over the past several weeks I’ve been spending every evening working on the course and not blogging about it. But now I’ve completed all 7 units, and the final exam, the grading robots are hard at work, and I’m waiting on my exam grade. While I haven’t been blogging about CS101, I have been making notes. So now.. Read More

More thoughts on Udacity CS101, upon completing Unit 1

I wrote my last post when I was about a third of the way through Unit 1 in CS101, and before the homework for Unit 1 was posted (which happened last Thursday morning). Now that I’ve finished Unit 1, both content and homework, I thought it was a good time to take stock & post again. First, I have an issue. The instructor, David Evans, made his videos using some technology I’m not.. Read More

My experience so far with Udacity CS101

I’m really fascinated by the (fairly) recent boom in new models of online education: Khan Academy, MITx, Udacity, etc. And in fact I registered for, and have started Udacity’s CS 101, Building a Search Engine. Actually I already know how to build a simple search engine, though I’m sure I’ll learn more. Really I’m registered to see how they manage a course on that scale, how these models can impact my teaching, the.. Read More