Sunday, January 22, 2006

22 January 2006: Swing

So much to report on - the whale, the JCDL submission, the decision to teach Javascript rather than Java to the new students next semester as their first language. However, we're about to get a taxi to the airport, then a plane to Aberdeen for the AKT workshop.

But I do have to report one thing: a new chant heard at St Mary's yesterday.

To the tune of 'Swing low, sweet chariot':

Swing Lowe,
Swing Rupert Lowe,
Swing him off the Itchen Bridge!

Made me laugh, anyway. Right - off to Aberdeen.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the singing Saints fans and do not necessarily reflect the views of AKT or the author of this blog.


Nick Gibbins said...

Teaching javascript rather than java? Who did you hear that from - it's the first I've heard of it.

Not sure if that's a positive move or not.

DuncMcRae said...

It's ITO rather than straight CS, and the reason is because ITO students have to learn web programming at some point. The theory here is that as they learn Javascript they'll also learn HTML and web programming by osmosis. Although it's fair to say 'osmosis' might as well be spelled 'muggins here in this context...