ONLINE COURSES

Can’t make it to a physical workshop? No problem. These free MOOCs have been designed to make the Africa Code Week journey accessible to everyone, wherever you are. Or maybe you’ve already attended a workshop, and want to take your next steps in a supported coding environment? You can enroll now, just click on the links below!

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Teaching Programming to Young Learners

Are you the teacher or parent of children aged between 8 and 11? You would like to teach them basic skills in an interactive and playful way? This online course is for you – even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life! You’ll be truly amazed at how fast you and your children get up to speed with coding skills using Scratch, a playful learning tool designed by the MIT to simplify the face of coding for the young generation. Enroll today!

  • Starts: September 26, 2017. You can still access all the content in self-paced mode in the meantime.
  • Ends: October 25, 2017. You can still access all the content in self-paced mode after this date.
  • Effort: about 4 to 6 hours of your time
  • Final exam: yes (you can take the exam anytime between September and November)
  • Course language: English
  • Record of achievement delivered at the end? Yes

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Teens Get Coding!

You’re aged between 12 and 17, you enjoy using software and wonder how you could start creating your own? This online course is for you! And if you’ve never done any programming before – no problem – this is the place to start. All you need is some free time and a bit of curiosity. Enroll now

  • Starts: September 26, 2017. You can still access all the content in self-paced mode in the meantime.
  • Ends: October 25, 2017. You can still access all the content in self-paced mode after this date.
  • Effort: about 6 hours
  • Final exam: yes (you can take the exam anytime between September and November)
  • Course language: English
  • Record of achievement delivered at the end? Yes

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Design Your First App with Build

Do you enjoy using apps on your mobile phone, or playing video games? Maybe you’ve wondered how their creators made them? Maybe you even have an idea for creating an app yourself, but have no idea where to start? Especially designed for young people interested in technology but with little or no development experience, this free open online course will help you get started with designing and developing apps and software - as well as developing your own “Design Thinking”. 

  • Starts: October 4, 2017. You can still access all the content in self-paced mode in the meantime.
  • Ends: November 9, 2017. You can still access all the content in self-paced mode after this date.
  • Effort: about 2-4 hours per week
  • Final exam: November 1, 2017, 9:00 UTC – November 9, 2017, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
  • Record of achievement delivered at the end? Yes

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