Name: [022] André Roberge
Member: 93 months
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Description: I'm a father of two wonderful children, a Theoretical Physicist by training, a University President by accident, and a hobbyist Python programmer. I created rur-ple and Crunchy (the latter with the collaboration of Johannes Woolard). To reach me: andre.roberge@gmail.com ...

Test Driven Learning (TDL) using Crunchy and MoinMoin. [ID:727] (4/4)

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In this video, I demonstrate how a customized version of MoinMoin can be used to easily create interactive tutorials for Crunchy.

Using this customized version of MoinMoin, it would be easy to set up a central repository where teachers could create a collection of online lessons with exercises to learn Python. Students could retrieve these lessons using Crunchy and get immediate feedback through the use of doctest-based exercises.

By analogy with Test Driven Development, I call this doctest-based method "Test Driven Learning" or TDL.

(Added note: this is not a new idea; a quick search on the internet indicates that various TDL approaches have been suggested in the scientific literature. However, it does not appear that the idea of creating a repository of learning exercises has been proposed - possibly because of a lack of a tool like Crunchy for other languages.)

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6. Dorai Thodla Mon, 02 Aug 2010 20:57

I bookmarked this probably a few years ago. While moving links to my blog, I decided to try it out. It is an amazingly useful tool. I am planning to teach beginning python and would love to explore using moin moin (which I already use) and crunchy. Thank you for your effort and please let me know whether I can follow you on Twitter.


5. abdul kadir Sat, 17 Apr 2010 05:29

tdl work is not easy


3. anonymous Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:19

How can we get that customized version of MoinMoin?


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