You all have excellent content and I am appreciative that it is available at no cost. however, I feel there is something that is assumed in this lecture and other lectures I have done. In fact, it’s almost as if the lessons out of touch with how one is supposed to complete the labs.
I used to teach biochemistry and organic chemistry and those were always difficult subjects but I made a living tutoring those courses under 1 core belief. Give people everything they need to complete a question. And these lesson absolutely do not do this. They literally go into the challenge aspect of questions and answers vis a vis the labs.
I think you have to ask yourselves what does a person need to answer these questions. If you’re going to make it as difficult as you are then give better clues and understandings to how a person can complete the task.
A common mistake of an instructor is assuming the person has the background and understanding to take a question from thought to working out to completion. You as instructor have to ensure those tools are given. If not you get apathy, disconnect, loss of interest and ultimately a failed student.
Our jobs for using these tools is to learn not to decode what someone might have meant. When we have tools we will build and create that is because we have the tools to do so. Not because we’re figuring out which tools to use.
Again, ask yourselves this question. If you were new to this would this be confusing? If the answer is yes and you haven’t provided proper documentation or links to where the answer lies than the questions become innappropriate.
These comments are meant to be constructive please don’t take them personal. I just have seen this before with you guys and it’s just at the point where it is not being contstructive.
I can list out specifics of exactly what I am speaking of but in particular they are just the labs and what it takes to complete them. Code patterns… Debugging methods… For example you say were not using the local shell for the course… But what might be some debugging methods that can be used without the shell? I print our cursor and it is a jumbled mess in the console log. Again, what if you didn’t know… propose your questions accordingly. Please.