I know I wrote about my experience a little bit in my 2022 year in review blog post, but I felt like I didn’t really explore the topic in that much depth. I know this post is almost a year too late, but I really wanted to write something about the course because I really did enjoy it and I will be continuing to explore my love for programming by starting an Introduction to Python course which begins in a few weeks time.
The only downside of the course was that a few students were not very familiar with HTML and CSS, even though the course prerequisites say you should know the basics of these languages. This meant that we were held up during some sessions because the tutor had to explain some of the basic concepts to the other students.
My favourite part of the course was learning about the DOM and the basics of APIs. After the course I created a Rock, Paper, Scissor game and a webpage that pulls api data from my Moodle instance that shows student progress on a particular course (more to come on that topic later).
I have to admit, like with anything, if you don’t practice, you do become rusty. Because I don’t (at the moment) practice every day, I have to refresh myself a lot when I return to it (the curse of the forgetting curve!). I am hoping to make more time for practice in the future.