Tag: Inadequacy 2013

  • Computer, Computer 2013

    Inadequacy versus Inexperience

    The other day I was watching a lecture online. It was a video of the first class in an introductory course on computer science, given at a prestigious university. Though not the central theme of the class, the professor introduced the notion of inadequacy versus inexperience. Since this was the first class in the course, the professor was covering a variety of administrative details. At one point he said that any student who had a lot of programming experience might not belong in the course. Aside from the fact that the level of the course might be too elementary for some students, there was another reason for the professor’s remarks.