Just finished up teaching what was intended to be a three half-day course on beginner HTML for co-workers. Although it was modeled on the methods of various other professional training programs, I created the curriculum and exercises, with an eye towards keeping the pupils engaged and hopefully entertained on what is at its heart a pretty dull subject. It’s not the first time I’ve taught somebody how to do something, but it is the first time I’ve been at the front of several people acting in the official capacity as teach. It went quite well and I received a lot of nice comments, so in all I’m pretty pleased.
I say intended, because we actually finished up a day and a half early. Since other than a dry run for some of the other folks in the IT department the material was largely untested, I wasn’t sure how long it would take. Future sessions (currently planned for “sometime in the fall”) will probably be one-day affairs. Some of the students expressed interest in similar courses on other topics, although at this point nobody’s quite sure what those other topics would be.
Now my throat is all sore. But still, it was fun.