Grok Learning

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Grok Learning
Grok Learning logo.png
Founded 2013
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Tara Murphy, James Curran, Tim Dawborn, Nicky Ringland
Industry Internet
Services Technology education
Employees 9
Slogan(s) Code. Create. Compete.
Website Grok Learning
Current status Active

Grok Learning is an online interactive platform that offers coding classes in programming languages like Python and Logo.[1] Grok Learning has a focus on educating high school students, but also has content targeted specifically for professionals.[2] Grok Learning provides courses suitable for use in a classroom setting where a computing trained teacher may or may not be present.[3]

The site teaches students through a combination of notes and accompanying coding problems to solve. These problems can coded and run using the in-browser programming environment and are marked instantaneously by an auto-marker. The site offers feedback for solved problems, and badges for completing certain tasks, as well as a leaderboards for certain courses.

History[edit]

Grok Learning was founded in 2013 by Tara Murphy, James Curran, Tim Dawborn, and Nicky Ringland.[4] At the time of foundation, James was an associate professor in the School of IT at The University of Sydney,[5] Tara was a senior lecturer in astroinformatics at The University of Sydney,[6] and Tim and Nicky were computer science PhD candidates at The University of Sydney.[7][8] Since then, Tim and Nicky have completed their PhDs in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grok Learning". Grok Learning. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Professional development". Grok Learning. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  3. ^ "In the classroom". Grok Learning. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Who are we?". Grok Learning. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  5. ^ "James Curran". James Curran. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  6. ^ "Tara Murphy". Tara Murphy. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  7. ^ "Tim Dawborn". Tim Dawborn. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  8. ^ "Nicky Ringland". Nicky Ringland. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 

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