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I'm looking for an online course that I can use to learn programming using Lisp (especially Scheme), from scratch. I didn't find anything similar on Coursera/Udacity - the only resource I found was on MIT Openware, but I'm not sure if its something that is tailored for an online audience, and also the fact that the lectures are based on the first edition which is not the one I have...

I'm not looking for explicit video lectures - a set of good lecture notes, with exercises/assignments and if possible, an exam at the end would be great to get me started!

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closed as not constructive by Blrfl, GlenH7, gnat, Robert Harvey, TCSGrad Apr 11 '13 at 21:46

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The MIT course is almost certainly the one you are going to want to take. The course is based on the second edition, which is online. –  Robert Harvey Apr 11 '13 at 21:39
Is this out of scope? I had seen plenty of questions which asked the community's opinion, and thought that might apply here as well... –  TCSGrad Apr 11 '13 at 21:40
It's better to look for questions that appear to accurately represent the community's interests, rather than the ones that support your particular question. We don't always get all of the off-topic questions closed, for various reasons. –  Robert Harvey Apr 11 '13 at 21:42
@RobertHarvey: Ok, closed my question, since I don't think I'm going to get any more comments/answers... –  TCSGrad Apr 11 '13 at 21:47

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I don't know if there's enough demand for a Scheme course to be done in a MOOC format, but, your question inspired something related, that I wanted to do, which is to organise a Google+ hangout (or even just an IRC channel) for Scheme peer tutoring.

I do happen to be a Scheme programmer, though I don't have much familiarity with SICP specifically. But I can certainly answer questions people have about Scheme stuff, and suggest interesting Scheme projects for people to work on, etc.

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That's great! You might want to start-off with a blog post with your take on how to go about learning Scheme (along with ideas for interesting projects etc), which may then be used as a springboard for such an initiative! –  TCSGrad Apr 11 '13 at 21:50

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