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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 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 Ria G

Jan 10, 2022

It got knowledge from this and i will recommend everyone to this vo

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 .

By Vũ B L

May 16, 2022

it's good for me, enough information to study, i'm very happy

By Dr. N R A B (

Apr 30, 2021

Okay. Good course and can be implemented in our daily life.

By kinoti k

May 3, 2021

exceedingly informative, thoughtful and educative. Keep up

By Patrizio M

May 13, 2021

This course had great content and was really interesting.

By library d

Jan 26, 2022

​very interactive and comprehensive. Highly recommended.

By Manjusree S

May 23, 2021

It's very useful course and the teaching is very helpful


Apr 20, 2021

It helps us to earn good idea on computational thinking.

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