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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Serbian...

Skills you will gain

HtmlJavaScriptCascading Style Sheets (CCS)Html5
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Serbian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
23 minutes to complete

Welcome

Welcome! In this module, you will be introduced to this course's approach to teaching the basics of programming, from building web pages, to writing programs with JavaScript, to making web pages interactive....
Reading
5 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading
Video5 videos
A Student's Perspective on Learning Programming2m
Resources to Help You Succeed2m
Tips for Learning Programming1m
Using Forums: How to Ask for Help Effectively3m
Reading1 reading
Module Feedback Surveys10m
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Designing a Web Page with HTML and CSS

In this module, you will learn the basics of HTML and CSS to design a web page. Over the course of the module you will build your first web page!...
Reading
10 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
What Is HTML?7m
Metadata and Sectioning Elements2m
Formatting Text and Nesting Tags1m
Adding Images and Links3m
Images and Storage6m
Lists and Tables7m
How CSS Is Used to Design Web Pages4m
CSS Basics7m
Colors and Names in CSS7m
Reading8 readings
Try It! Create Your CodePen Account10m
Try It! Build a “My Interests” Web Page40m
Try It! Format Text20m
Try It! Add Links and Images30m
Try It! Create Lists and Tables45m
Try It! Style Your Web Page with CSS30m
Try It! Customize Your Web Page’s Colors30m
End of Module Survey10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Using HTML30m
Styling with CSS30m
Designing a Web Page with HTML and CSS30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Algorithms and Programming Concepts

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Reading
15 videos (Total 100 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video15 videos
Everything Is a Number6m
How Is That a Number?2m
Developing an Algorithm6m
A Seven Step Approach to Solving Programming Problems7m
Variables9m
Methods7m
Functions5m
Types4m
DukeLearnToProgram Environment10m
For Loops6m
Conditional Execution7m
Translating to Code10m
Thinking Critically about Your Program4m
Finding Bugs in Code9m
Reading5 readings
Try It! Using Variables, Methods and Functions30m
Try It! Using For Loops30m
Programming Exercise: Modifying Images30m
Programming Exercise: Advanced Modifying Images30m
End of Module Survey10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Solving Programming Problems20m
Modifying Images with JavaScript30m
Debugging Your Code30m
Overview of Programming Concepts30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

JavaScript for Web Pages

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Reading
8 videos (Total 62 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Buttons with Divs6m
Changing Pages Interactively7m
Using HTML5 Canvas10m
Inputs and Events8m
Upload and Display an Image7m
Convert Image to Grayscale8m
Moving to CodePen9m
Reading8 readings
Try It! Buttons with Divs30m
Try It! Change Pages Interactively30m
Try It! Canvas30m
Try It! Inputs and Events30m
Try It! Upload and Display an Image30m
Try It! Convert an Image to Grayscalem
Try It! Green Screen Online30m
End of Module Survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Event-Driven Programming30m
Interactive Web Pages30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
9 hours to complete

MiniProject: Image Filters on the Web

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Reading
5 videos (Total 31 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Steganography Part I6m
Steganography Part II8m
Steganography Part III4m
Steganography Coding Example7m
Reading7 readings
MiniProject Part 130m
MiniProject Part 230m
MiniProject Challengem
End of Module Survey10m
Extra Challenge5m
Steganography Review30m
Steganography: Programming Exercise Guide30m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Review of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript30m
Steganography math30m
Steganography14m
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By ISOct 6th 2015

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My first Coursera course I've ever done and I was very impressed with the platform on which it was presented. My experience was a positive one and I will definitely continue to pursue other courses.

Instructors

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Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science
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Robert Duvall

Lecturer
Computer Science
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Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science
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Andrew D. Hilton

Associate Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

About the Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals Specialization

Take your first step towards a career in software development with this introduction to Java—one of the most in-demand programming languages and the foundation of the Android operating system. Designed for beginners, this Specialization will teach you core programming concepts and equip you to write programs to solve complex problems. In addition, you will gain the foundational skills a software engineer needs to solve real-world problems, from designing algorithms to testing and debugging your programs....
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