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Department of Computer Science Launches MOOC to Support Computing Teachers

The Deparment of Computer Science has launched a free online Computer Science course to assist teachers in delivering new computing curricula. The MOOC – a Massively Open Online Course – will allow teachers to support the ongoing drive to enable school children to be active creators of computing technology.

The course has received funding from Google and is aimed at teachers working with UK Key Stages Three and Four. Building on material developed through Warwick’s existing work with school teachers across the UK, the MOOC will cover fundamental computing concepts and computational thinking, the Python programming language as well as the development of teaching resources.

As well as independent study, the MOOC will offer a community forum to share experiences and resources and expert real-time support on the course content.

Further information on how the Department of Computer Science is engaging with UK schools, including details of the new MOOC, can be found at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/schools/.