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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 Priya S 2

May 18, 2021

The course is very nice and easy to start from scratch

By Bhagwan D G

May 19, 2021

I am unable to complete the peer graded submssion.

By Judy A

Mar 10, 2022

I really liked this class a lot gained knowledge.

By noor o

Aug 22, 2022

Truly incredible, great outcomes, learned a lot!

By brilian a a

Apr 24, 2021

Clear and well transfer knowledge and material

By Pankaj G

May 13, 2021

Nice course material and project challenges

By Prathit B

Apr 22, 2021

Best for Every beginner in the field of AI

By Sourin S

Mar 18, 2022

A great course about how algorithm works.

By Eddie S

Apr 30, 2021

Good approach to help everyday problems

By Riccardo T

Apr 24, 2021

This course is simple, but still useful

By Cem K

Mar 28, 2022

I don't like peer-graded assignments.

By Blessed E

Jul 10, 2022

The lessons are well presented.

By Frank N

Dec 6, 2021

This best course for everyone

By Nisha K

May 20, 2021

Informative and very useful

By gayathri r

Feb 4, 2021

exactly this is good course

By 17 A B M

May 4, 2021

this cource is so AMEZING

By Krishani I

May 27, 2021

It's a great course.

By Reena

Apr 25, 2021

Very fruitful course

By adebayo a

Jul 27, 2022

great experience,

By Deepak K

Feb 14, 2022

awesom course

By Anusha Y

Jun 13, 2021

very useful

By moustafa t

Apr 18, 2021

good course

By เจษฎากร ช

Jan 27, 2022

Thank you

By Chinmay A

May 16, 2021

loved it.