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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 Jon C

Feb 20, 2021

I learned a lot in this course

By Prahlad S

Dec 7, 2022

tthis is very helpful course

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Apr 19, 2021

Was really nice and educator

By Wichuda S

Feb 8, 2022

good thx for course da best

By Pacifique N

Jun 16, 2022

Thanks for the best course

By Cường N Đ M

Jun 8, 2021

this is a very good course

By Rahul V

May 28, 2020

It is very helpful for me.

By pranjal m 2

May 26, 2021

It was a fantastic course

By vaitheki

May 17, 2021

Really loved this course

By Əhliman A

Oct 31, 2022

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By Mohammed A H

Sep 18, 2022

course was really good


Jan 9, 2023

Knowledge is infinite.

By Adnan M

Apr 29, 2021

Knowledgeable Course.

By Maxwell L

Jun 13, 2021

It taught alot for me

By Francisco J M M

Jun 2, 2021

Good quality course.

By Ragula G

Apr 16, 2021

Wonderful Experience.

By Farwa R

Jun 29, 2022

wonderful experience

By Sana H

Apr 9, 2020

Fantastic, loved it!


Apr 24, 2022

I love this course!

By Neelam D

Jul 6, 2021

I loved the course.


Jun 4, 2021

very well explained

By 周开璇

May 25, 2021

Excellent course!!!

By sreevatsav d

Apr 22, 2021

Thank You very much

By Mona S A

Mar 29, 2022

more than i except

By Rohit P

Aug 6, 2021

outstanding course