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Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified)

Skills you will gain

Computer ProgrammingAlgorithmsProgramming LanguageScratch (Programming Language)

Learner Career Outcomes

48%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified)

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The University of Edinburgh

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Universidad ORT Uruguay

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Your First Computer Program

2 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 65 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
19 videos
About the Course2m
Algorithms and Sequence2m
Representation of Algorithms2m
Precision and Assumptions4m
Introduction to Scratch2m
Options for Using Scratch1m
Programming in Scratch5m
Selection 2m
Selection in Scratch3m
Conditions within Selection1m
Iteration: Infinite Loops3m
Balloon Party! Changing the Looks of our Sprites5m
Modifying Programs in Scratch 2m
Blow the Clouds Away! 4m
A Movie with Two Characters3m
Summary35s
Interview with an Informatics Researcher8m
Interview with an Audiovisual Producer (Spanish with English subtitles)7m
6 readings
Syllabus10m
Course Logistics10m
How to use the Discussion Forums10m
Course Team10m
Copyright10m
Resources for Unit 110m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Code Gone Loopy!

2 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
19 videos
Count-controlled Loops1m
Condition-controlled Loops2m
Recreating a Tune 2m
Music Video3m
Drawing Squares 4m
Birthday Card - Butterfly Behaviour5m
Birthday Card - Cake Behaviour 3m
Birthday Card - Extend with If-then-else 3m
Birthday Card - Extend with Sounds2m
Face Effects with Event-driven Programming 5m
Software Design 3m
Cut the Fruit! 6m
Software Requirements3m
Helicopter Game Design3m
Helicopter Game Implementation7m
Summary59s
Interview with a Software Engineer (Spanish with English subtitles)7m
Interview with an Architect9m
1 reading
Resources for Unit 210m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Remixing Games

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Helicopter Game Extension with Variables7m
Analysing the Pong Game4m
Modifying Pong with Complex Conditions6m
Modifying Pong into Pizza Pong 9m
Modifying Pong into a Penalty Shootout Game6m
Guess the Number! 8m
A Flower Garden with Nested Loops4m
Summary 35s
Interview on Football-playing Robots8m
Interview with a Biotechnologist (Spanish with English subtitles)5m
2 readings
Resources for Unit 310m
How-to guide for peer-reviewed projects10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Reusing Your Code

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Catch the Mouse with Procedures9m
Generalising a Program for Drawing Squares7m
Staircase3m
Hunting Ghosts with Cloning6m
Fireworks6m
A Modular Program for Bursting Bubbles5m
Wave5m
Summary48s
Interview on Entrepreneurship and Programming (Spanish with English subtitles)9m
Interview with a Jewelry Designer5m
1 reading
Resources for Unit 410m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m

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