Fullstack’s Remote Immersive Program aims to help coding students around the world learn the cutting-edge Fullstack curriculum.
Omri Bernstein, the lead instructor was asked, “You’ve previously been a live instructor. How does the remote experience compare? Is there as much peer-to-peer interaction in Remote as there is in the live immersive program at Fullstack?”
Omri: I would definitely say I’m still a live instructor -- which is good! It’s interesting, but in some ways the live experience has been augmented in this online form. I was telling someone the other day: when I’m in a remote lecture, everyone with headphones in can hear me perfectly, and everyone sees my screen exactly the same. There’s no gradient of experience between the front and back like there is in a live lecture scenario. So, in some ways, it makes the “distance” between the students and me exactly the same or closer. Not to mention we’re all looking directly at each others’ faces which is a kind of personal interaction you don’t get when classmates are spread across a lecture hall.
As far as peer-to-peer interactions, that’s actually been really awesome so far. A lot of people have given feedback that they’re really enjoying their cohort-mates and they’re surprised how they’ve made such good friendships in the brief time we’ve had together. It’s also, if I’m honest, surprising to me. I didn’t know how closely we’d all be interacting in this environment, but it’s been very effective.
We’ve also had one game night and we’re looking forward to having another soon. We’ll try to iron out some of the technical aspects from the last one, but overall the peer-to-peer interaction has been great.