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About the Course

Computational thinking is the process of approaching a problem in a systematic manner and creating and expressing a solution such that it can be carried out by a computer. But you don't need to be a computer scientist to think like a computer scientist! In fact, we encourage students from any field of study to take this course. Many quantitative and data-centric problems can be solved using computational thinking and an understanding of computational thinking will give you a foundation for solving problems that have real-world, social impact. In this course, you will learn about the pillars of computational thinking, how computer scientists develop and analyze algorithms, and how solutions can be realized on a computer using the Python programming language. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop an algorithm and express it to the computer by writing a simple Python program. This course will introduce you to people from diverse professions who use computational thinking to solve problems. You will engage with a unique community of analytical thinkers and be encouraged to consider how you can make a positive social impact through computational thinking....

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Dec 18, 2018

Excellent course for beginners with enough depth, programming and computational theory to increase their computer science knowledge to a higher level. It builds a good foundation of how computers work


Feb 3, 2019

The course is very well-designed and it helped me develop understand how to apply computational thinking in solving various types of problems as well as acquire basic skills of programming in Python.

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By Brandon K

Apr 24, 2019

I really enjoyed the content! It was challenging and encouraged me to think outside the box.

By Astha S

Mar 19, 2020

Great learning from this course. Case studies was the most interesting part of the course.

By Jan F C I

Jun 18, 2020

I enjoyed learning with you! Thank you for all the fruitful words and lectures. Stay safe!

By meghna s

Nov 25, 2021

great course to understand Computational thinking for teachers, students and researchers.

By Daniel P

Jan 18, 2021

Great course. Well explained and gives an strong base to learn programming languages.

By Kevin T

Aug 23, 2019

This course was very well-planned and is a great refresher to ease back into coding.

By Ashish K

Feb 5, 2019

A wonderful program; which seems to have re-ignited a lost fondness for programming

By Đào T

May 23, 2021

This course very useful for any one who need to know how to computer solve problem

By Chaojun L

Aug 3, 2019

Great start and introduction of computational thinking and computer science world!

By Russell F

May 2, 2019

Leaps and bounds better than an introductory CS class at a traditional university.

By 潘玥含

Jan 29, 2019

amazing course for building up the framework of developing computational systems

By Steven E

Nov 10, 2018

Really good overview of the end to end computational process. Highly recommend!

By Nguyễn V H

Jul 5, 2021

This course is very easy to understand. Nice start for computational thinking.

By Nicholas J D I

Jun 13, 2019

This class provides an approach to problem solving that everyone should learn.

By Asha S R

Jun 3, 2020

Exceptional course! Very engaging! Very well thought out. Amazing lectures.

By Takahisa H

Sep 9, 2019

well organized program and it is also life changing online educational too!

By Melanie F

Jan 2, 2019

Great course with strong scaffolding and practical applications throughout.

By Deleted A

Dec 21, 2020

Amazing course - really helps bring the subject to life with case studies.

By Yanxin S

Dec 12, 2021

Very useful and build up basics for new learners step by step. Thank you!

By Stephen H

Apr 28, 2019

Solid foundational course for thinking through problems like an engineer.

By Haiyan L

Jan 27, 2022

Excellent course. Very interesting, informative and easy to understand.

By Arava R

Jul 16, 2021

Awesome material and excellent introduction to computational thinking!

By Zentai D

Feb 28, 2021

really interesting IT introduction course not only for IT specialists

By Zhenghong B

Dec 22, 2019

it is good for biginner. Susan and Chris provided an excellent course

By Samuel H

Aug 21, 2019

Surprisingly well organized for the amount of information provided.