Let me give you my review first? I love this class! This is Harvard’s beginning Computer Science course converted entirely for this online format. In this course you can expect to get a beginning over view of programming in general as well as introductions to many basic programming languages.
Here’s what you need to know:
- It’s completely free. However, if you want, you can pay extra for a verified certificate if you pass the course.
- Unlike some Open courses, you actually do get graded on your work, making it easy to tell how much you’re learning and how much more you need to study.
- The class is built by online technology experts so you get everything you need to learn no matter what your learning style is.
- The course is taught by Professor David Malan who teaches in an interactive, entertaining style that keeps you interested throughout.
- There is a huge staff of additional teachers aids and lecturers who fill in the online course content with shorts and walkthroughs.
On week Zero, you’ll learn Scratch, a beginning programming language that allows you to learn to program with color coded interactive blocks, making the language accessible to even non-computer geeks like me.
This is what I made for my first Scratch project.
If you want to take this totally free Harvard course, just sign up here. It would be amazing for Homeschoolers.
Stay tuned as I review more free online courses…