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Programming 102: Think like a Computer ScientistCO208

On this course, you’ll explore Python programming at an intermediate level. You’ll discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, and then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll also explore list structures and their various uses. Ultimately, what you learn will build upon...

An Introduction to Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

Explore the fundamentals of computer networking with this online course for GCSE teachers. You will improve your understanding of key concepts and gain the confidence to teach the subject in the classroom. On this course, you will learn to describe the different types of computer networks and understand how data...

Understanding Computer SystemsCO212

Understanding how a computer works after you press the power button is key to working with technology effectively. On this course, you will explore what happens inside the machine and learn how computers turn inputs into outputs.You will learn what the computer operating system does and why you need it. You will also...

Understanding Maths and Logic in Computer ScienceCO213

The mathematical aspects of computer science can be difficult to understand and teach. On this course, you will be introduced to maths and logic in computing in an engaging way. Using the concept of an escape room, you will learn activities and games to help improve your knowledge and skills in this subject. You...

Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in ComputingCO700

As educators, we should aim to provide every young person with the skills and knowledge to become active participants in a digital world. On this course, you will examine the common barriers faced by students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the computing classroom, and how to address...

Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing TeachingCO020

On this four-week course, you’ll examine a range of teaching methods suitable for teaching programming, particularly block-based programming languages, to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old). You’ll look at general pedagogical concepts like Bloom’s verbs, semantic waves and cognitive...

Programming 103: Saving and Structuring DataCO219

Discover how to save data to use it across multiple runs of your programOn this course, you will learn how to save text and binary files, and how to structure data so that programs can interpret it correctly. You will explore various common types of structured files, including CSV and JSON, and also find out how...

Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

On this course, you will explore how embedded systems are used in the world around us.You will learn what makes an embedded system different from a general purpose system (such as a PC) and discover how embedded systems are specialised for a particular use case.As you explore the iterative design process, you will...

Impact of Technology: How To Lead Classroom DiscussionsCO215

On this course, teachers will explore the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental concerns surrounding computer science. You will build the skills needed to hold relevant, open, and exciting discussions in the classroom. You will explore the best ways to help your students be productive and write long-form answers...

Introduction to Cybersecurity for TeachersCO216

Teaching cybersecurity in schools is an important way to help students stay safe while using technology. On this course, teachers will be introduced to the core ideas of cybersecurity that should be taught in the classroom. You will learn the different attacks that individuals and devices are vulnerable to and how to...

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