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Chris 16
Chris 16
580 Points

Html intro, not such a great instructor

This is supposed to be a beginner course , and uses their own interactive IDE, so you would think an experience instructor would share commands we cant see with the students such as the 'undo button' 1:16 , makes me wonder what else she will leave out.

Alan Brown
Alan Brown
20,340 Points

Hi Chris 16, I have been using Treahouse for a number of years and found their videos invaluable. I have also gone on to mentor junior staff where I work. A big part of teaching, I have found, is to strike a balance between showing how things are done and leaving students to find out things for themselves. A key indicator that someone is going to progress as a developer is a willingness to explore and try things. To look for how things work without prompting. Ultimately the role of developer is a cycle of this quality over and over again. The online IDE on Treahouse is a simple one and I would recommend having a play around to familiarise yourself with how it works separate to the course content. While inevitably instructors will explain some IDE commands, it is not the focus of the course. Learning about HTML is more important. Spending too much time showing how to use an IDE that you won’t use in a real work situation would drastically reduce the value of these courses.

What I’m trying to say is, “Stay hungry! Treat the things that puzzle you as important steps in your learning curve.”

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Chris Komaroff
PLUS
Chris Komaroff
Courses Plus Student 13,667 Points

Hi, to be honest, there are more than a few videos I watch on Treehouse where I stop ever 10 seconds or so and take notes. Have you tried stopping video, or using the "go back 10 sec" control or whatever they call it?

Chris 16
Chris 16
580 Points

Did you read all of my comment ? It was not about the video going too fast, so yes I often stop them. Were you able to heard how to use the 'undo' command ?? Did you hear that part ? Im use to instructors like Imran Afzal, John Purcell and others who want to share shortcuts with new programmers. Thank you for trying to help.