New York Univ And Codecademy To Teach Computer Programming

The department of media, culture, and communication in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development recently announced a partnership with Codecademy to provide a 10-week programming course this semester.

Codeacademy is a free site that started last year and has quickly gained a following in the computer-science field.

NYU-Codeacedemy will start a pilot program in which fifty undergraduates will participate. The pilot program includes a weekly class and monthly lectures from technology-industry leaders.

If all goes well, the course may be incorporated into the department’s curriculum.

What will students learn?

Students will learn to code programming languages like HTML, Javascript, and Python using Codeacademy’s free platform at their own pace, and they will use class time to address problems and ask questions.

The 10-week pilot program will feature weekly workshops with an interactive online component covering in-demand programming languages like HTML, Javascript, and Python, allowing each student to proceed at his or her own pace. Participating students will be invited to a series of intimate monthly talks with leading tech scholars and industry innovators, who will speak on everything from the history of video games to the future of the Internet.

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