Is Codeacademy.com an example of the Digital Humanities?
Codecademy is a form of digital humanities. It strives to teach you the basics in coding, so that each and every person may learn to speak this language of the future. While people will never actually orally speak code, I do believe that our society is getting to the point where being able to understand how technology works is as fundamental as being able to read and write. Digital humanities includes modern language, and programming could be considered the most modern of languages. – Joey
I think that the Artifact 1 (code academy) can be considered as part of Digital Humanities, because that helps us (humans) to interact with the computers. I think that computer programming is the first thing that must be considered part of Digital Humanities. – Mushegh
Although the program that Codeacademy presented was interesting and an easy way to get started in the computer programming community, it was not a piece of Digital Humanities. It is a tool that is used to teach people about the aspects of the subject and act as a lesson, but does not create a change in the Digital Humanities. It simply teaches people the things that are already available in an easier way. Therefore, it helps improve the teaching and learning aspect of the subject, but it is not on its own a part of Digital Humanities. – Stephanie
Code Academy is not a part of digital humanities in my opinion. While it is a useful website to learn all sorts of coding language, it does not fall in the description of digital humanities. Digital humanities include things like investigation, analysis and presentations. Code Academy does not fall in the reign of any of those descriptions. Code Academy is strictly a learning environment that takes place online. While it may be considered digital humanities in some eyes because digital Humanities is also known as humanities computing. But Code academy really isn’t computing. It is just a virtual learning environment. – Thomas L.