Introduction to computational thinking

Introduction to computational thinking

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 12 hours study time

  • Information technology

  • Free

  • Level 2

About this course

You will learn about algorithms and abstraction in this free course, Introduction to computational thinking, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in various disciplines, ranging from biology and physics to economics and sport science.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the skills that are involved in computational thinking.
  2. Define and use the concepts of abstraction as modelling and abstraction as encapsulation.
  3. Understand the distinctive nature of computational thinking, when compared with engineering and mathematical thinking.
  4. Be aware of a range of applications of computational thinking in different disciplines.