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数字好莱坞大学。Taster MOOCs for forthcoming online BSc Computer Science programme
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Take the first step with the new online BSc Computer Science.
Students can now explore the University of London’s forthcoming online BSc Computer Science, launching in spring 2019, by taking two taster Massive Open Online Courses delivered through the Coursera platform.
Written by Binda Rai | 07 Jan 2019
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This New Year, students looking to enter the fast-paced world of computers and IT are now able to apply for the new online BSc Computer Science degrees, delivered by the University of London and Coursera.
The two MOOCs, entitled Introduction to Computer Programming and How Computers Work, are now available to students all over the world, and have been developed by world renowned experts from Goldsmiths, University of London, a member institution of the University of London.
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Goldsmiths, University of London, which is recognised for its excellent research and its creative approaches to computer science, is responsible for developing the programmes. Applications for these open today (Monday 7 January 2019), and are offered with differential pricing for students in different parts of the world to make them more accessible.
Learners enrolled on Introduction to Computer Programming, can acquire the requisite foundation skills to write computer programs. This includes learning to write interactive and graphical computer programs in real programming language, as well as learning to create 2D and interactive graphics. Academic, computer game developer and digital artist Dr Simon Katan, who has a strong background in music, is the lead instructor for this introductory MOOC.
These new BSc degree programmes have been designed to meet the needs of career changers in industry, as well as those taking their first steps into the field of computer science. Those who take the degree programmes will be able to study the fundamentals of computing, as well as machine learning, data science, virtual reality, game development and web programming.
Dr Simon Katan, Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, said:
Goldsmiths’ innovative approach to computing will make the subject accessible and engaging for students with all levels of experience. For example, the Introduction to Programming 1 module uses an online “workspace”, where students will be able to participate in a special detective game called “Sleuth”.
In Introduction to Computer Programming, learners will be approaching the fundamentals of code through practical and creative exercises, and also explore how coders think and feel. We’ve drawn on our many years of teaching experience to deliver some cutting-edge pedagogy including our code adventure game Sleuth.
Through the puzzle-solving activities in completing this game, students can learn the fundamentals of coding in a practical and engaging manner, at the same time as working towards passing their module and contributing to their final grade. This module also helps students to develop the mind-set to carry on growing in their programming skills throughout the programme course and in their future careers.
The How Computers Work MOOC is designed for learners who are proficient with computers, smartphones and the internet, but wish to improve their understanding of how they work, or go on to study computer science. On this MOOC, learners can acquire key computer skills that can be applied to word processing applications, e-commerce, the internet and websites. Instructor Dr Marco Gillies, Senior Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, is a computer scientist specialising in computer graphics, animation and new forms of human-computer interaction, and has extensive experience of teaching several innovative MOOCs with the University of London.
Dr Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of London, said:
Dr Marco Gillies said:
This programme benefits from Goldsmiths’ unique approach to teaching, which combines the arts and computer science, developed through world leading research. It is this combination that makes the BSc Computer Science degree programmes accessible for anyone, regardless of their previous experience with the world of technology.
I’m really excited to be working with the University of London and Coursera to create a new way of learning computer science for the 21st Century. We’re bringing together the best learning technologies and the best teaching techniques to create a fantastic computer science learning experience for anyone, anywhere in the world.