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Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Computer ProgrammingAlgorithmsProgramming LanguageScratch (Programming Language)
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 15-20 hours...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Your First Computer Program

In this unit you’ll create your very first computer program! You’ll be introduced to basic programming concepts and you’ll familiarise yourself with Scratch. ...
Reading
19 videos (Total 65 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video19 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
Summarym
Interview with an Informatics Researcher8m
Interview with an Audiovisual Producer (Spanish with English subtitles)7m
Reading6 readings
Syllabus10m
Course Logistics10m
How to use the Discussion Forums10m
Course Team10m
Copyright10m
Resources for Unit 110m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Code Gone Loopy!

In this unit you’ll keep working with control structures, you’ll find out how to use events in your programs and how to incorporate visual and sound effects in Scratch. You’ll also start thinking about the requirements and the design of your program. ...
Reading
19 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video19 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
Summarym
Interview with a Software Engineer (Spanish with English subtitles)7m
Interview with an Architect9m
Reading1 reading
Resources for Unit 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Remixing Games

In this unit you’ll have a go at modifying and extending existing games to create new versions. You’ll also learn about software engineering practices for testing and documenting your programs. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 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 m
Interview on Football-playing Robots8m
Interview with a Biotechnologist (Spanish with English subtitles)5m
Reading2 readings
Resources for Unit 310m
How-to guide for peer-reviewed projects10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Reusing Your Code

In this unit you’ll be introduced to procedures and cloning in Scratch, and you’ll apply these ideas to reuse your code. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 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
Summarym
Interview on Entrepreneurship and Programming (Spanish with English subtitles)9m
Interview with a Jewelry Designer5m
Reading1 reading
Resources for Unit 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top Reviews

By EDApr 5th 2016

the course is what the name says it is, an introduction to programming, great course for any code beginner. Lecturer is doing amazing job and keeping the lectures interesting, easy and understandable.

By KDSep 20th 2015

I love the way this course is designed! It's a really wonderful breath of fresh air.\n\nScratch is a wonderful tool for understanding programming before jumping into courses in programming languages.

Instructors

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Dr Areti Manataki

Teaching and Research Fellow
Centre for Medical Informatics
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Inés Friss de Kereki

PhD
Engineering School, Universidad ORT Uruguay

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