Here are some details on how the course works
- Once the course starts, you can login and start with the lessons any
day and time and post your queries in the discussion area under the relevant
- Someone shall always be there to answer them.
- Just to set the
expectations correctly, there is no real-time ‘webcasting’.
- There are times for "Pair Programming" or other activities that can be
done together, and they can be scheduled, and will show on this calendar.
- The Mentors shall give you URL’s of pages, blog posts to read and sometimes some extra
notes; you need to read through.
- Read the pre-class reading material
at a convenient time of your choice – the dates mentioned are just
for your guideline.
- While reading, please make a note of all your
doubts, queries, questions, clarifications, comments about the
lesson and after you have completed all the pages, post these in
the discussion area under the relevant lesson.
- There could be some
that relate to something that has not been mentioned or discussed by
the mentors thus far; you could post the same too.
- Please remember
that with every post, do mention the operating system of your
- The mentor shall highlight the important points that you need to
remember for that day’s session.
- There could be exercises every day. Please do them.
- Participate in the forum for asking and answering questions or
- Share knowledge, and exchange ideas among
yourselves during the course period.
- Participants are strongly
encouraged to post technical questions, interesting articles, tools,
sample programs or anything that is relevant to the class / lesson.
- Please do not post a simple “Thank you” note or “Hello” message to
the forum. Please be aware that these messages are considered noises
by people subscribed to the forum.
Outline of Work Expectations
- Most of the days, you will have exercises to solve. These are there
to help you assimilate whatever you have learned till then.
- Some days may have some extra assignments / food for thought
articles / programs.
- Above all, do take part in the relevant forums. Past participants
will confirm that they learned the best by active participation.
Some Commonly Asked Questions
Is there any specific time when I need to be online? Answer:
No. You need not be online at a specific time of the day.
- Question: Is it important for me to take part in the course discussion areas? Answer: YES. You must Participate in the discussion area(s) for asking and answering
questions or starting discussions. Share knowledge, and exchange ideas
among yourselves (participants) during the course period. Participants are
strongly encouraged to post technical questions, interesting articles,
tools, sample programs or anything that is relevant to the class / lesson.
Past participants will confirm that they learned the best by active
How much time do I need to spend online for a course, in a day? Answer: This will vary from person to person. All depends upon your comfort level
and the amount of time you want to spend on a particular lesson or task.
- Question: Is there any specific set time for feedback (e.g., any mentor responds to
me within 24 hours?) Answer: Normally somebody should answer your query / question within 24 hours.
- Question: What happens if nobody answers my questions / queries? Answer: Normally, that will not happen. In case you feel that your question / query
is not answered, then please post the same in the thread – “Any UnAnswered
Questions / Queries”.
- Question: What happens to the class (or forums) after a course is over? Can you keep
it open for a few more days so that students can complete and discuss too? Answer: The course and its discussion areas are always open.
- Question: Do I get a certificate after I complete a course? Answer:
present you will get a certificate of participation for the
Core Ruby course, provided you have completed all the
exercises, mini-project and participated in the discussion areas.