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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 Jerome L

May 24, 2021

This course is great for those who have troubles how to solve a problem. The course teaches you how to break down a big problem and manage it step by step.

By Pankaj D

May 6, 2021

The course content was good and well explained. But I expected it to be more rigorous. Many videos had repetition of same content

By Adelaja D

Apr 18, 2022

this course is a course to take if you planning on escalating in your career to think like the computer

By Russell W

May 12, 2021

I enjoyed the course it gave a good foundation on to problem solve and to develop an algorithmic model.

By Mạnh P

Sep 12, 2021

help me how to solve a problem in a dynamic and resonable way!! i have a good time with that course

By Effah A

Jun 4, 2021



By Jānis Ā

May 31, 2021

Having peer review is not most optimal, but otherwise quite interesting and useful content.

By Douglas R

Jun 5, 2021

great course, need to incorporate alittle bit of coding at the end for it to be complete

By Aditya P

May 24, 2021

Great course on computational thinking and its application in various diverse fields.

By Girish D K

May 30, 2021

You can Learn new things from it and the most basics of writing the algorithms.

By Sagrario S

May 19, 2021

Great introduction to the process of problem solving by computational thinking

By Abdur R

Aug 3, 2021

M​akes us able to gain the ability of a structured thinking mechanism

By Yasser G

Apr 24, 2021

The course is good and afford you the basics of problem solving.

By Priya S

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 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 Frank N

Dec 6, 2021

This best course for everyone

By Nisha K

May 20, 2021

Informative and very useful