This course will introduce students to the field of computer science and the fundamentals of computer programming. No prior programming experience is required. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Computer Science 101, Mathematics 302)
Type of Material:
Standard web browser
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Introduction to computer programming using Java.
Target Student Population:
College General Ed, College Lower Division
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
High school algebra
The online course can provide a good introduction to computer science.
The content is appropriate and complete in general.
The information is rich and comprehensive.
It is even better if there can be more interactions.
A little dated, but still applicable.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The learning goals are clear.
The information and materials can promote conceptual undertsanding.
The online course covers a wide range of relevant topics to facilitate student learning.
Cannot perform self-assessments without first signing up and establishing an account.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is clear and the layout is good and consistent.
It is easy to use and the navigation is good.
In summary, this is a well-designed website or online course.
Primarily textual; intended to stand on its own
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