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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Foundations of Computational Thinking

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 44 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Example: Making a Cake16m
Introduction to the Graphic Organizer11m
4 readings
Welcome and Syllabus10m
Help Us Learn More about You!10m
Contributor Acknowledgements10m
Introduction to the Graphic Organizer10m
2 practice exercises
Foundations of Computational Thinking Practice Questions10m
Foundations of Computational Thinking Quiz25m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Case Study: Airport Surveillance and Image Analysis

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Image Analysis: Importance of Computational Thinking - Part 21m
Image Analysis: Abstration and Algorithms10m
Image Analysis: Algorithms, Optional Advanced Video9m
Image Analysis: Evaluating Solutions4m
Image Analysis: Problem Identification and Decomposition52s
3 readings
Introduction to Airport Surveillance Case-Study10m
Airport Surveillance Case-Study Check-In 110m
Airport Surveillance Check-In 210m
3 practice exercises
Airport Surveillance Practice Questions Set 115m
Airport Surveillance Practice Questions Set 220m
Airport Surveillance Case-Study Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Case Study: Epidemiology

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 53 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Epidemiology: Problem Identification Part 28m
Epidemiology: Abstraction and Decomposition14m
Epidemiology: Algorithms and Evaluating Solutions - Part 113m
Epidemiology: Algorithms and Evaluating Solutions - Part 28m
Epidemiology: Conclusion6m
4 readings
Introduction to Epidemiology Case-Study10m
Epidemiology Case-Study Check-In 110m
Up Next: Rafael's Algorithm10m
Epidemiology Case-Study Check-In 210m
2 practice exercises
Epidemiology Practice Questions16m
Epidemiology Case-Study Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Case Study: Human Trafficking

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Human Trafficking: How Computational Thinking May Apply - Part 111m
Human Trafficking: How Computational Thinking May Apply - Part 212m
2 readings
Introduction to Human Trafficking Case-Study10m
Human Trafficking Case-Study Check-In10m
2 practice exercises
Next Case: Potential Applications of Computational Thinking to Human Trafficking2m
Human Trafficking Practice Questions20m

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