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SAMUEL LAWRENCE
PRO
SAMUEL LAWRENCE
Pro Student 8,447 Points

Remake the OOP course

I'm posting this question here because I constantly get a delivery failure notification every time I try to use the support email to send an email.

Hi after finishing the Object Oriented Programming course, I strongly believe that Teamtreehouse should remake this course with a different instructor, preferably Guil Hernandez or Dave McFarland . I've seen my questions and comments from other students having a lot of difficulty as well.

The course was a bit too confusing and unstructured. I don't feel like I've learned very much from this course and it's a big part of javaScript. Moving on or switching tracks before fully getting a handle on this concept will delay learning in my opinion.

Many other more advanced javaScript concepts are built on this, so it would be difficult to understand more advanced concepts without a solid understanding of OOP.

Steven Parker

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
146,579 Points

:mailbox_with_mail: I was alerted by your tag but not quite sure why you named me, since I'm not a staff member.

But if you're having trouble mailing to them you can try sending a short message using the "Contact Support" button on the Support page.

SAMUEL LAWRENCE
SAMUEL LAWRENCE
Pro Student 8,447 Points

Steven Parker I have grown to trust and respect your advice, so I just wanted to hear what you think. I know you've already understood OOP but for the newbies like myself I was just curious what you thought about my suggestion to remake the course.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
146,579 Points

It's been a few years since I took that course and I'm afraid I don't recall clearly if I had any trouble with it. But it was likely mostly review for me, so my experience wouldn't necessarily be a good indicator for what other students might experience.

But while I agree the concepts are important, moving on might actually be a good step. Sometimes the extra experience you get in a following lesson will help "lock in" concepts from a previous one that you haven't fully grasped.

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

We hear you, and I'm glad to share that a full refresh is already in the works. Based on what we've learned about where this course is failing students, we are going to break this apart into smaller courses and workshops with more practice sessions and a "By Example" follow-up.

Our newest teacher, Ashley Boucher , is taking the reins on this material. :) She's in the planning and writing phase of the first new course right now, so it will be a little while before the refreshed material hits the site. We'll be able to add things to our public roadmap soon, but I'm really glad we're taking the time to fix this now.

For now, SAMUEL LAWRENCE , I'd recommend finishing your FEWD track and then taking a look at the Full Stack JavaScript track. You already have completed some of the early material, and it will lead you into follow-up material that will help you deepen your understanding of object-oriented programming in JavaScript. Seeing it used in the context of other projects will really help form connections for you.

SAMUEL LAWRENCE
SAMUEL LAWRENCE
Pro Student 8,447 Points

Hi Ben Jakuben that is really great news. Because I really feel outdone by this OOP. So this news revitalizes my enthusiasm. Thanks