Tag Archives: MOOC

6.00x: Weeks 5-8 and Final

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Summer is here and in the spirit of this season of activity, I’m picking up where I left off in my 6.00x Intro to Computer Science … Continue reading

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6.00x: Debugging, Assertions and Exceptions, and Quiz Week 4

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Week 4 in the 6.00.1x course started with some general background on the history and process of “debugging.” Legend has it that Harvard’s old Mark II … Continue reading

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6.00x: Recursion and Objects Week 3

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series This week in 6.00.1x focused on two lectures that introduced the ideas of recursion and objects in programming.  In the case of recursion, a number of … Continue reading

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6.00x: Simple Algorithms and Functions Week 2

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Highlights From Week 2 After an introductory week of defining key Python syntax, binary notation, and type properties, week 2 of MITx’s 6.00x course jumped right … Continue reading

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6.00x: Intro to CS and Programming Week 1

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series As many of you know, last year I took Harvard’s online CS50x class offered through the edX program.  The course was both challenging and rewarding (and … Continue reading

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Genghis Khan the Cultural Icon

If someone asked you at a party who your favorite historical figure was (a party with no chicks or booze, to borrow a line from Drew Carey), would you have an answer? I would. I’ve long been a “fan” if … Continue reading

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Coursera: Rhetorically Speaking

Two weeks ago I enrolled in my second MOOC, a course entitled “Rhetorical Composing” (click to read about my first) offered through Ohio State University via Coursera.  I’d previously taken a computer science course but decided to switch gears a … Continue reading

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