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Get a Javascript Basic Badge

Parag Shah's picture
Parag Shah
Sun, 2011-02-27 07:20

We will be using a set of challenges similar to the ones posted in the Basic Javascript challenge page. We will use part of the Wikiversity assignments and maybe 1 assignment which I will create myself.

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Maya Incaand
Sun, 2011-02-27 13:19

I thought people had to do all the Wikiversity assignments? Did I misunderstand?

Or is it for people who haven't done a course?

Parag Shah's picture
Parag Shah
Mon, 2011-02-28 08:06

The page put up on P2PU's badges website

is a proposal for one way in which the challenges can be given. I need to look at the assignments in detail and determine if they are all appropriate for a Javascript Beginers badge, or if we should modify them.

We can modify them, if we feel that a slightly different set of assignments will be appropriate for us.

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Melipone Moody
Sun, 2011-02-27 18:57

I think the wikversity challenges are mainly directed towards Javascript as a language to extract information from Web pages. My purposes for learning Javascript was to write firefox plugins but we didn't go into that in this class unfortunately. In any case, please make it very simple since the DOM isn't the only purpose of Javascript.

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Parag Shah
Mon, 2011-02-28 08:09

I agree with you when you say that the DOM isn't the only purpose of learning Javascript.

As much as it would have been fun to learn how to write Firefox plugins, that would simply not be in scope for a 6 week Javascript 101 class. I believe Firefox plugins require a separate dedicated course.

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Jason Nyquist
Mon, 2011-02-28 04:00

I don't wanna stick my head in where it doesn't belong, but in brainstorming what I believe I am capable of now it seems that something like loading a Wikipedia page, clearing the native navigation, classes, ids, etc... and outputting just the clean, bare-bones structure, with links intact, all within your own web page and subject to your own CSS, might be appropriate, doable, interesting, and highly useful to the greater community. long sentence, a lot of commas

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Parag Shah
Mon, 2011-02-28 08:13

I have been thinking that we could actually create the badge challenges also with a peer to peer philosophy.

Please have a look at the Wikiversity page ( just to get a feel of the challenges.

If everyone can propose one challenge, then I will select the "most appropriate 10" challenges and post them as the challenges for Javascript 101.

What do you guys think?