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If we mentored beginners, who would they be?

Here are my thoughts on the kinds and backgrounds of learners we currently see in the Mendicant mentoring program, and who we might see if we opened it up to beginning programmers. Like Gregory's essay on a similar topic, this was done as part of Greg Wilson's P2PU course.

Do you have experience in teaching absolute beginners? What do you think we would need to put in place to have an effective beginning mentoring program at Mendicant University? Are there other kinds of beginners you think would benefit from such a program?

Let us know what you think either via the alumni mailing list or via the public mendicant-research discussion list.

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