University of Glasgow
Computational Thinking with Javascript 1: Draw & Animate
University of Glasgow

Computational Thinking with Javascript 1: Draw & Animate

This course is part of Computational Thinking with JavaScript Specialization

Taught in English

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Quintin Cutts
Jeremy Singer

Instructors: Quintin Cutts

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

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33 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • A key problem solving framework to use new technologies in any problem domain.

    Experience using the framework with Javascript and animated graphics.

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8 quizzes

Course

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33 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

This module introduces the instructors for this course and for the longer Computational Thinking with Javascript specialisation. A framework for understanding computational thinking is introduced and first steps are taken with Javascript, applying it in the context of simple graphics - drawing and animation.

What's included

8 videos8 readings5 quizzes3 discussion prompts

In this module, you take the foundations you have learned about computational thinking, some early programming constructs, and your program reading skills, and you start to learn about writing programs for tasks.

What's included

2 videos7 readings1 quiz1 peer review4 discussion prompts6 ungraded labs

As our drawings become more complex, their descriptions will quickly become unwieldy. To counter this, we introduce programming language constructs that allow highly complex drawings to be described in just a few lines. They're a bit harder to understand at first, but in the long term, they're essential.

What's included

3 videos6 readings1 quiz5 ungraded labs

Drawing still pictures is one thing - but the process-oriented element of programming lends itself to animation - an activity taking place over time. In this module, we'll make use of all we've learned so far to create animations. Functions will be used in a new and important way - as a so-called "callback" - which form the foundation of interactive programming as we'll see in Course 3 of the specialisation.

What's included

2 videos5 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts5 ungraded labs

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Quintin Cutts
University of Glasgow
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