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About the Course

Have you ever heard that computers "think"? Believe it or not, computers really do not think. Instead, they do exactly what we tell them to do. Programming is, "telling the computer what to do and how to do it." Before you can think about programming a computer, you need to work out exactly what it is you want to tell the computer to do. Thinking through problems this way is Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking allows us to take complex problems, understand what the problem is, and develop solutions. We can present these solutions in a way that both computers and people can understand. The course includes an introduction to computational thinking and a broad definition of each concept, a series of real-world cases that illustrate how computational thinking can be used to solve complex problems, and a student project that asks you to apply what they are learning about Computational Thinking in a real-world situation. This project will be completed in stages (and milestones) and will also include a final disaster response plan you'll share with other learners like you. This course is designed for anyone who is just beginning programming, is thinking about programming or simply wants to understand a new way of thinking about problems critically. No prior programming is needed. The examples in this course may feel particularly relevant to a High School audience and were designed to be understandable by anyone. You will learn: -To define Computational Thinking components including abstraction, problem identification, decomposition, pattern recognition, algorithms, and evaluating solutions -To recognize Computational Thinking concepts in practice through a series of real-world case examples -To develop solutions through the application of Computational Thinking concepts to real world problems...

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May 18, 2021

This course is very dummy-proof. As someone who never learns about computational thinking, this course helps me to understand the materials and the cases provided in a very simple way. Thank you!


May 10, 2021

though the peer review system might trouble you but it was a great learning experience reading others graphical organizers help me understand how there can be a different outlook to same problem

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By moustafa

Apr 18, 2021

good course

By เจษฎากร ช

Jan 27, 2022

​Thank you

By Chinmay A

May 16, 2021

loved it.

By Vivek K

May 12, 2021

Nice one

By Vishal s

Apr 27, 2021

Too good

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By Yichen Z

Apr 18, 2021

An excellent case in reading course syllabus carefully before selecting, the syllabus clearly targets a high school audience and teaches general problem-solving skills using case studies.

By Elvis z

Apr 26, 2021

High level theoretical overview with some case studies or examples but no practical or hands on activities

By Madhuri M

Feb 13, 2021

It was a great course.It is very helpfull to me.And I Learnt a huge thing from this course.

By Ibrahim A I A

Apr 21, 2021

basic knowledge combined with practical cases

By alexandra p

Apr 17, 2021

It good but not for me

thanks you

By J2_24_Gaurav K

Feb 11, 2022


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By Andy W

Apr 27, 2021

Very basic course. The main instructor is pretty good and should consider handling the whole course for consistency. Some elementary spelling errors in the materials. Some confusion between provided examples and answers in quizes.

Fast and easy, if you're into that kind of thing. Probably not worth it if you're paying for the course/certificate.

By Sheila B

Jul 19, 2021

I have a very difficult time looking past the typos in the slides. They are very distracting to me. Other than that, I am enjoying the course!


Apr 1, 2021

for some reason, i cant unenroll

overall course is great

By Donald W

Jun 11, 2022

R​eally disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm the instructor has in the videos.

By sukhesh

Apr 30, 2021

i haven't get the certificate

By Andrés P M

Nov 18, 2021

nunca me calificaron :C

By Bill S

Apr 26, 2021

Tooooo Repetititive

By Sai

Apr 18, 2021

I want to un enroll

By Dev B

Apr 28, 2021

Worst course ever