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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Free Computer Science Curriculum For New Developers (Microsoft)

Microsoft Releases Free Computer Science Curriculum for New Developers (+Video)

Ken Heslip | September 3, 2015

It may be surprising to some, but many people are only interested in computers as a consumption device rather than a tool; for example preferring to watch YouTube rather than write a novel in Word. However, when it comes to the coding of computers to create games and apps, there is even less interest and that’s something Microsoft aims to change with their new computer science course.
The course makes coding less intimidating by using a simple programming language to develop real games and apps giving each student a sense of a achievement at the end. The coding is done using Microsoft Touch Develop which is a simple visual way of programming with a touch interface and it works with any browser on any Operating System.


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<more at; related links: (+Video) (Intimidation factor zero: A coding curriculum for beginners and their teachers. September 1, 2015) and (+Video) (Creative Coding Through Games and Apps. August 17, 2015); further: (Creative Coding Through Games And Apps. About the Course)>

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