Abstract: With the recent renewed interest in programming, online learning environments like Codecademy have become quite popular, boasting some 25 million members worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to describe the author’s experience using Codecademy Interactive Lessons as an instructional supplement in an introductory Python programming course. The paper provides a brief background of the literature, a description of how the author implemented the interactive lessons, a discussion of the positives and negatives, the extent to which the interactive lessons met the course skill outcomes, and conclusions about the overall experience. In sum, the Codecademy Interactive Lessons fulfilled 3 of the 6 course skill outcomes and overall, the positives outweighed the negatives.
Keywords: Codecademy, interactive lessons, online learning environments, Python programming
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Recommended Citation: Sharp, J. H. (2019). Using Codecademy Interactive Lessons as an Instructional Supplement in a Python Programming Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 17(3) pp 20-28. http://isedj.org/2019-17/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2018)