🔖 The influence of collaboration networks on programming language acquisition by Sanjay Guruprasad | MIT

I ran across this paper via the Human Current interview with Cesar Hidalgo. In general they studied GitHub as a learning community and the social support of people’s friends on the platform as they worked on learning new programming languages.

I think there might be some interesting takeaways for people looking at collective learning and online pedagogies as well as for communities like the IndieWeb which are trying to not only build new technologies, but help to get them into others’ hands by teaching and disseminating some generally tough technical knowledge. (In this respect, the referenced Human Current podcast episode may be a worthwhile overview.)

🔖 The influence of collaboration networks on programming language acquisition by Sanjay Guruprasad | MIT was originally published on Chris Aldrich

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