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Re: [O] How do teachers use org-mode

From: Scott Randby
Subject: Re: [O] How do teachers use org-mode
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:17:44 -0500
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I use org-mode to keep track of grades and all other information I
collect on students. I make great use of tables, table formulas, tags,
headlines, and lists. I can compute a grade in milliseconds. Entering
data is a snap. Since everything is plain text, I can add comments with
ease and use git to keep track of everything.

Scott Randby

On 01/31/2012 11:10 PM, Venkatesh Choppella wrote:
> Dear Org-mode users:
> I am using  org-mode this semester  to host my course notes.   For me
> org-mode was a god-send, since I had been struggling to organize
> course notes in plain html  before that.
> The course pages done in org-mode are at
>  -  http://pascal.iiit.ac.in/~itws2
>  - http://pascal.iiit.ac.in/~tipl
> In the Information Technology  workshop course I am teaching this
> semester,  we have introduced emacs and org-mode as part of the
> course's curriculum to 1st year (freshman) students.   As part of the
> course, they  are required to do  their lab reports in Org-mode.
> Emacs continues to be  a difficult climb for many students, but
> org-mode is an important motivator.  I expect that most of the 180
> students in class will become comfortable with emacs by the end of the
> semester.
> I am interested to  hear from others who have used org-mode as part of
> their teaching activities.
> Sincerely,
> Venkatesh Choppella
> IIIT Hyderabad
> Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 032
> India

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