GitHub for Education, Revisited

Audrey Watters, Hack Education, Jul 17, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The idea of a 'GitHub' for education is an idea that has some merit. It would be good to have a way to find learning materials and create one's own version of them. But I think that educators - who sometimes need instructions on how to use Twitter - and GitHub are a poor match. Even using software designed for the purpose, it is difficult to navigate the Git environment. Let's see what happens with browser-based programming environments and code libraries - if we can put the whole Git experience into the background, then I thgink we'll have a case where we can create a GitHub for educators.

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