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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 Sana H

Apr 9, 2020

Fantastic, loved it!


Apr 24, 2022

I love this course!

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Jul 6, 2021

I loved the course.


Jun 4, 2021

very well explained

By 周开璇

May 25, 2021

Excellent course!!!

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Apr 22, 2021

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By Mona S A

Mar 29, 2022

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By Rohit P

Aug 6, 2021

outstanding course

By Sanchay M

Jun 7, 2021

it is very helpful

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Jun 4, 2021

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By Misael M A

Dec 3, 2021

Excellent course.

By Elvan V

Jun 22, 2021

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By Christine A

Apr 24, 2021

Awesome teachings

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Jul 14, 2020

Perfect Course!!!

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Jun 21, 2021

Excellent course

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May 22, 2021

Excellent course

By Emily D P

Apr 22, 2021

Very good course

By Mahidhar D

Apr 20, 2021

Excellent course

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Jun 24, 2021

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Jun 3, 2021

Great lesson!!!

By Nguyen D

May 28, 2021

Nice course!!!!

By Nazarov R U

Apr 25, 2021

Спасибо большое

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May 5, 2021

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Feb 16, 2021

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