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Unix and Bash for Beginners

Unix and Bash for Beginners

Develop bash scripting skills and learn about Unix tools that will allow you to perform basic system administrator tasks on Linux and other Unix-based systems.

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Learning by Doing

Unix and Bash for Beginners emphasizes students applying and exploring the information presented. Students have access to terminal so they can see for themselves how to interact with Linux. In addition, the content provides code snippets to get students started as well as suggested avenues for investigation.

Auto-Graded Assessments

Students receive immediate, rich feedback. There are a wide variety of questions — all of which are auto-graded, giving students a sense of their understanding of the material right after they are introduced to it and as they attempt harder and harder problems.

Lowering the Barrier to Entry

Unix and Bash for Beginners reflects the need for computer science education to meet students where they are. Like any specialized community, computer science has its own jargon. The formal teaching of computer science should not burden students with the assumption that they are fluent in this special language. The material is presented in smaller units that are more manageable for the students. The same vocabulary and concepts are covered, but in a more approachable way — state things as plainly as possible, and, when appropriate, use images, tables, or lists.

Another way in which this content is more approachable is that it uses many small programs instead of one large program. Research shows that a variety of smaller problems increase student performance and reduce stress. Using many small programs leads to students spend a sufficient amount of time on their work, and they do not wait until the last moment to begin their work. 

Encouraging Customization Through Modularity

This content is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, it implements a modular format. Natural breakpoints occur in the curriculum where instructors can make the changes they deem necessary. Instructors can re-name, re-order, or remove units and can author new material using Codio's powerful curriculum content authoring tools, giving complete flexibility when designing the learner's experience.

What's Included?

  • Interactive content with visuals and minimal text for maximum hands-on engagement
  • Example code snippets that can be copied
  • A fully-featured web-based IDE
  • Run scripts with the click of a button
  • Sudo-privileged terminal