Recently, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the prestigious university for technical educational in the world, proudly announced an course on Computer Programming using Python. The course is completely free and will be on edX website, an e-learning platform. The institution is accepting registrations till June 2, 2021.
The course is titled, ‘Introduction to Computer Science and Programming using Python’ and is aimed to offer the learners a brief understanding about numerous computer programming concepts so as to provide adequate information about job careers in the field of computation. It is a ‘computer appreciation’ online course that will set the learners on a path of experience learning.
The rise of Python has grown extensively in the past few years, increasing the demand for Python developers in reputed IT firms. Thus, the course is supported by Python 3.5 for teaching the nuances of the programming language.
The course will include study materials in form of filmed lectures, readings, and problem solving sets with the use of Python 3.5. To make the studying process more engaging, the lectures are divided into small pieces usually between eight and twelve minutes each.
Moreover, to keep a tap on your studying journey, there are integrated ‘check-yourself’ questions. Additionally, the interactive course will also include programming assignments and standalone exams/quizzes.
By opting the course the learners will be able to takeaway:
• A brief introduction and understanding of computation.
• Learn the python language.
• Know some of the simple algorithms.
• A short introduction to algorithmic complexity.
• Testing & debugging.
• Appreciate data structures.
The course will have esteemed 3 MIT professors as the instructors. We will be having John Guttag, Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT, Eric Grimson, Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, Professor of Computer Science at MIT and Ana Bell, Lecturer, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT.
The requirements of the course will be one of the following operating systems:
• Microsoft Windows, version XP or greater (XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7)
• Apple OSX, version 10.2 or greater
• Linux – most distributions that have been released within the past two years should work.
In addition, you will need the ability to download, install, and run software on your computer.
The course is integrated for the students to learn in their own pace. Although, the it is an instructor-paced course but, students can watch the lectures at their leisure and do not need to watch the lectures live or at any set time.
The commencement of the course will be on 2 June 2021 and end on 5 August 2021. The last date to apply for the same is June 2.
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