University trades textbook for Raspberry Pi

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Luis Ibáñez, writing in, tells the story of how the Raspberry Pi has replaced the textbook at the State University of New York at Albany in the class, Information in the 21st Century.

Ethan Sprissler is the instructor for the 900 student class (split into two sections, 400 and 500 students respectively). He uses the Raspberry Pi instead of the traditional textbook. This provides a low-cost, low risk platform that gives students the tools and foundation for innovation.

First, the students watch this presentation to understand how easy it is to use the Raspberry Pi. They learn how to:

The source code of the Python examples are available on Github.

You are free to use and pass along this presentation (created using Reveal.js and available here); it can be forked or cloned on GitHub.


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