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Online Course

Computer Programming for Everyone

University of Leeds and Institute of Coding via FutureLearn

  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Explore computer programming and complete block-language programming exercises

What are computers good at and how can you get the best out of them?

On this course, you’ll find out how and why people program computers.

Using an introductory block-language for coding, you’ll discover the kinds of problems that computers can help you solve.

You’ll also explore different types of coding languages and discover a variety of useful applications of code.

At the end of the course, you’ll implement key principles you’ve learned by writing your first computer programs.

This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.

Taught by

Molly Bridge

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Anonymous completed this course.
It is a very very beginner level course. I did not get anything from it. There is also a lot of articles inside of it that is not very good unlike videos. The videos are also always buffering, especially in HD, the servers that hosts it seems to not be good, as my internet is fine on other platforms such as Coursera.

The website is also slow and not all that intuitive, the mark as compeleted button has a slow animation and it constantly changes from completed to uncompleted even after clicked.
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Anonymous completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I would say that this is a very beginner course, so it is much better if you take this course with absolutely no knowledge about coding itself, although you have bits of information from subjects you've encountered.

The lessons lacks in-depth learning since it will only give you the basic knowledge you need to know and assumes that you'll delve in further for harder courses. This course is great for people in elementary to high school.

Although I liked receiving the certificate, there seems to be no challenge for this course. Don't be fooled by the 2 stars I gave though, because it is also worth taking but if you have a knowledge about coding, I suggest you take intermediate ones since the course could easily be skimmed in half a day's time.
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