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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
            Text Editors

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
    Animation Basics
    Making a Simple Animation

 Question MarkAbout 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.

GearsHow 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.

CalendarParticipate 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.

ChecklistWhat 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.

Next offering(s):
September 3 - 28 Add to Cart

$195.0000 USD
Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About your instructor

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.

Course Objectives 

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.

Course Outcomes

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.

Completion Requirements