Course Description:,M50: An Introduction to Mathematica in the Classroom not offered online
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- Subject: [mg62065] Course Description:,M50: An Introduction to Mathematica in the Classroom not offered online
- From: Roger Bagula <rlbagulatftn at yahoo.com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 02:51:11 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
At: http://www.wolfram.com/news/teachernetwork.html we are told there is: Free introductory Mathematica training http://www.wolfram.com/services/education/courses/m50.html At the online Training Calendar we find it isn't offered: http://www.wolfram.com/services/education/calendar.cgi I think the worse part is that the training is limited to high school and college teachers with elementary education completely forgotten. Are children today being taught to program computers? From a Gates biography at Microsoft: "Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13." http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/bio.asp The point is that students are not really educated about computers, but educated to become blind users. Fundamental computer education as it existed in the 60's, 70's and early 80's is gone. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0JVP/is_2003_Spring/ai_102119717 http://www.erzwiss.uni-hamburg.de/Sonstiges/Logo/logolite.htm If as a culture we expect to continue to progress, we have to make our children ready to receive learning. Without programming training they will fail and our culture with them?