Online Courses

Children using computers.

  

Intro to Coding

DiscoverE is pleased to announce the creation of the world's first free online coding course designed for youth and by youth. This course is delivered by four Girls Coding Club alumni who are extremely excited to share their love of code with the world! Our goal is to inspire and empower course participants to be technology innovators.

Register for the online coding course

Join us for seven weeks of engaging content designed to introduce basic coding skills using Scratch. Go at your own pace to design, create, and invent interactive games while exploring the many ways that computers and coding impact the world around us!

While the course has been developed through DiscoverE's Girls Coding Club initiative, this course is open to participants of all genders, ages, and backgrounds- no previous experience required!

 

Intro to Coding in Schools

As with all of DiscoverE's initiatives, our Intro to Coding course is directly liked to Alberta Education Learning Outcomes for Science and Math.

The course is offered under Creative Commons, and is free to be used by schools. Teachers and school administrators are warmly invited to use this massive open online course (MOOC) to teach computer science to children in their classes.

If you have any questions about our MOOC, please contact us by email at discovere@ualberta.ca.

 


 

Intro to App Design

DiscoverE is pleased to announce our second free online course, Intro to App Design, available to everyone, developed by youth! Members of our Girls Coding Club worked collaboratively with our team to design a program with the goal of continuing to inspire and nurture interest in computer programming and coding.

Register for Intro to App Design

Join us for the second course in our Learn to Code series, and you will learn how to create your own software using the Java programming language. Participate in a number of challenges and program everything from calculators to robotic referees! You will then have the chance to put your skills to the test by creating a series of apps for Android! You can use the knowledge gained in this course to design and create your very own apps. Work through the various lessons at your own pace, and try your hand at a set of challenges designed to reinforce your skills. This course is open to participants of any gender, age, or background, so join us today!

While the course has been developed through DiscoverE's Girls Clubs initiative, this course is open to participants of all genders, ages, and backgrounds- no previous experience required!

If you have any questions about Intro to App Design, please contact us by email at discovere@ualberta.ca