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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...

Top reviews

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 Michael R N

May 9, 2021

Instruction was easy to follow and had content from different perspectives to keep things fresh.

By Upal C

May 22, 2021

A very important set of skills to learn. A good step towards data science or programming career

By Khánh Đ T

May 13, 2021

The Course is very useful for those who want to improve their ability to solve a math problem

By Vladislav R

Aug 6, 2021

Class is nice though not very useful for me as I am experienced software developer.

By wasiu o

May 28, 2021

this is one of best course i have ever took in problem solving thinking and logic.

By Diana F

Jun 19, 2021

Es un curso que permite refrescar los conocimientos de pensamiento computacional.

By Navid A

Apr 29, 2021

A very insightful course, Thank you Michigan University, Thank you Coursera Team.

By tahmid t

May 25, 2021

An effective course with some unique tricks and analytical wisdom standards.


May 2, 2021

I had a great time in learning this course with university of Michigan,USA.

By R G V

Jan 8, 2021

Excellent Course which can be applied in real time sceanrios in work place.


Jun 8, 2021

Nice course, modules with examples which enables us to learn practically.

By Abdiaziz A N

May 27, 2021

I appreciate this course and thanks to everyone who took part this course

By Anuj K

May 22, 2021

Got it for free during your birthday offer on courses. Totally Worth it !

By Tara P

Apr 19, 2021

I loved this course! The format really supported my learning. Well done!


May 20, 2021

Understandable and have to work on to earn this Certificate inspiring,

By Opas S

Feb 26, 2021

Good course, Introduction from basic concept until real world Projects

By Michael T

May 11, 2021

This Course was verygood. Great instructors and interesting projects.

By Mohommadhu M

Apr 24, 2021

A wonderful experience with the University of Michigan. Thanks a lot.

By Emmanuel C

May 17, 2021

Great delivery from the facilitators who contributed to this course.

By Juan L D A

May 18, 2021

it was a refreshing experience, after a while away from educational

By Alvaro

May 4, 2021

Muy buen curso, efectivo en su desarrollo y aplicabilidad práctica.

By Ismene W

Apr 26, 2021

The contents are well-organized and insightful. Highly recommended.

By Daniyal A

Apr 19, 2021

Its been a great experience for me, highly recommend this course

By Sanket M

May 8, 2020

Good course. Definitely recommending this to some of my friends.

By Fathi M

Jun 25, 2021

awesome courses

wonderful teaching

excellent program

thank you .