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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 Fauzan F

May 22, 2021

thank you for giving a new approach to problem solving

By Matheus D A B

Apr 28, 2021

Excellent course, the learning was worth every minute.

By Kalam S

May 16, 2021

Good course organization with real life case studies

By muhammad a

Oct 11, 2021

for a computational rationale this is great. thanks

By Bayu S T

May 1, 2021

very good course but i could not get my certficate

By Mahbub H

Jan 16, 2021

It was really an awesome journey with this course.

By Abdul E W

May 30, 2021

very extensive course and simple at the same time

By ofure a

Apr 16, 2021

Excellent explanation and very easy to understand

By anwar g

Jan 25, 2021

provide an understanding of how to solve problems

By Berihun M

Jul 16, 2022

Nice job i am very excieted thank you very much

By Wresty B

Sep 5, 2021

I learned a lot of things in this course. 👍👍

By Sairam K

May 9, 2021

Excellent course. designed with good examples

By Victor A M

May 3, 2021

I highly recommend this course! Great content!

By Aditya P S

Apr 18, 2021

This course is awesome. Must take this course.

By Vishnu M

Feb 21, 2021

Great course. Thanks for teaching a new skill.

By Matthew S

Jun 21, 2021

It was a fun course that I learned a ton from

By Thumati V M

May 27, 2021

Comprehensive Approach and Great fun Learning

By Utkarsha R p

May 15, 2021

very informative and good learning experience

By Syeda F Z

Nov 16, 2022

An engaging and simple to understand course.

By Chuckie S O

May 22, 2021

great course and well taught too. good job.

By martin M

Nov 4, 2022

excellent course in the world of computing

By T K

May 31, 2021

case studies in the course were amazing!!!

By ibrahim k

Aug 25, 2022

It was great!! Thanks you for everything.

By Tanaka E C

Aug 21, 2022

This course increased my thinking mindset


Apr 24, 2021

Perfect understanding for problem solving