Free Online Course on Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is offering free online course on Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python. This course is designed for anyone interested in Physical Computing.

Over four weeks, applicants will develop your knowledge of simple electronics and computing, setting up your Raspberry Pi and writing your first program using the Python programming language. This course will start on February 15, 2018.

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python
Institution: Raspberry Pi Foundation and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on February 15, 2018

Providers’ Details

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.

About This Course

Applicants will apply your newfound knowledge to a series of challenges, including controlling an LED with Python, using a button press to control a circuit, and making a button and LED game.

Why Take This Course?

If you’re a teacher, you’ll also have the chance to develop ideas for using the Raspberry Pi and Python in your classroom, and to connect with a network of other educators.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Develop understanding of how the Raspberry Pi can be used as a tool for physical computing.
  • Apply knowledge of programming concepts to control digital inputs and outputs.
  • Explore practical applications of inputs and outputs to make a project.
  • Reflect on your learning and create ideas for your classroom practice.
  • Identify ways of engaging learners in physical computing in your learning context.

Requirements

This course is designed for anyone interested in Physical Computing.

It will be of particular use to non-subject-specialist teachers, computing teachers, and design and technology teachers who are interested in using the Raspberry Pi and Python in their classroom.

Instructors

James Robinson

James is an experienced Computer Science teacher who runs the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s teacher training Programme called Pica demy. He still plays with LEGO and drinks lots of tea.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof oflearning on the course topic(s)).

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