Africa Code Week: MOOC Teaching Programming to Young Learners

Are you a teacher? Are you involved in young peoples' extra-curricular activities? Then this course could be for you. Whatever subjects you normally teach, you and your learners are surrounded by modern digital technology. This course will help you to encourage today's young digital consumers to become tomorrow's digital creators. It is based around the popular Scratch system that is capturing the imagination of children around the globe. Start date: 2 June


This course will help you to encourage today's young digital consumers to become tomorrow's digital creators. It is based around the popular Scratch system that is capturing the imagination of children around the globe. 

You'll be truly amazed at how fast your learners get up to speed with coding skills. And if you've never written a line of code in your life, don't worry. This course will get you started step-by-step.
 

You'll be truly amazed at how fast your learners get up to speed with coding skills! And if you've never written a line of code in your life, don't worry. This course will get you started one step at a time!

This course is part of the Africa Code Week initiative, which aims at empowering African youth with the coding skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce and become key actors of Africa's economic development. This online course is offered in addition to the hundreds of classroom events being held in parallel. Whether you are based in Africa or not, and whether you can attend one of these events or not, you can still take your first steps towards mastering a simple and fun programming language! Enroll here!

Language: English

Targeted audience: 

Teachers of 8-11 year olds

Parents of 8-11 year olds

Anyone interested in bringing new skills to young people

Course Requirements:

There are no formal requirement for this course.
You do not need any previous programming experience!
You only need access to the internet. You can download the course content and the system.
All content and system access is completely free-of-charge.