After taking this course in “Introduction to Coding”, you will be introduced to the basics of computer programing and various programing languages. New technologies allow people outside of the computer science field to be able to create their own web pages using code. Students will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and Java Script in this course, as well as the practical uses for each.
One month, Jeff Kritzer, instructor.
Unit 1: Introduction to Programming
Types of programming languages
Practical Uses of Programing
Unit 2: Basic HTML/CSS
Introduction to HTML
Introduction to CSS
Making a Simple Web Page
Unit 3: Drawing and Coloring using Code
Elements of Java Script
Basic Drawing Using Code
Basic Coloring Using Code
Unit 4: Basic Animation using Code
Uses of Animation
Making a Simple Animation
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
Have the option of accessing the online readings
Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
April 3 - 28
June 5 - 30
August 7 - September 1
November 6 - December 1
March 6 - 31
May 1 - 26
July 4 - 28
October 2 - 27
Introduction to Coding
February 6 - March 3
April 3 - 28
June 5 - 30
September 5 - 29
Jeff Kritzer has many years of experience in online instructional technology. He recently completed the “Advanced Online Instructor” certificate with the Online Learning Consortium. He has a Ph.D in Education and is currently a Professor in Teacher Education at a leading Midwestern University.
The objectives of this course are as follows:
- To introduce students to computer programing.
- To teach the basics of HTML & CSS Code.
- To teach the basics of Java Script
- To teach students how to make a simple web page.
- To teach how to draw and color using code
- To teach how to make simple animation using code.
After successfully completing the course you will:
- be able to write simple HTML code.
- be able to make a simple webpage.
- be able to draw and color using code
- be able to make a simple animation.