Ruby Primer - Introduction to Objects We will begin our journey with objects. In Ruby, just like in real life, our world is filled with objects. Everything is an object - integers, characters, text, arrays - everything. To make things happen using Ruby, one always puts oneself in the place of an object and then has conversations with other objects, telling them to do stuff. Roleplaying as an object in your program is an integral part of object-oriented programming. To know which object you are at the moment, one may use the keyword self. Try it for yourself: As you can see, if you don't specify which object you are, you automatically play the role of the main object that Ruby provides us by default. We'll delve into how one can play the role of different objects and why this is useful a little further down the line.
On online learning site Udemy, quarter of approved teachers earn $10k or more Earlier this summer, online learning startup Udemy said the top earning instructors in its marketplace were making six-figure earnings. But, apparently, it turns out that a fair number of their peers aren’t doing so badly either. The San Francisco-based startup told GigaOM that a quarter of its approved instructors will close out the year with at least $10,000 in income from courses purchased on its site. The company declined to share the total number of instructors offering classes on Udemy but said the figure has climbed 300 percent in the last year. “[Teaching] doesn’t just have to be a service that is hourly work,” said Dinesh Thirupuvanam, VP of marketing for Udemy. On Udemy, anyone can create a video-based course on a range of topics – from web design and entrepreneurship to yoga and photography. Still, success Depends on several factors, including demand for topic, the experience of the teacher, student reviews and, importantly, the instructor’s own marketing efforts.
WordPress Academy: WordPress Tutorial, WordPress Training & Premium Hosting Tutorials - Jumpstart Lab Curriculum Partners with TED John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWa, JWb), a global provider of content and workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education, announced today a new collaboration with TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, to create and supply instructor materials for their recently launched series of “TED Studies.” To support the demand for integrating TEDTalks into classroom coursework, TED created TED Studies – 21 collections of curated talks, organized into popular academic subject areas. Wiley will commission instructor materials to accompany TED’s offering to educators. These materials will be offered at no cost with TED’s video content on iTunesU, Wiley.com and other platforms around the world. Commissioned from leading authors who are specialists in their academic and professional fields, the instructor materials developed for each TED Study will provide teachers with valuable curriculum content.