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Introduction to Machine Learning and AI (FutureLearn)

Discover the fundamentals of machine learning, how it works, and learn to train your own AI using free online tools. Build your knowledge and skills in machine learning. From self-driving cars to determining someone’s age, artificial intelligence (AI) systems trained with machine learning (ML) are being used more and [...]

Teaching Computing Systems and Networks to 5- to 11-year-olds (FutureLearn)

Increase your knowledge of "computing systems & networks" and plan how you will teach young children about this topic. Help young children understand the Computing Systems and Networks around them. On this three-week course you’ll explore how you can build up young learners’ knowledge in an age-appropriate manner. You’ll [...]

Teaching Programming to 5 - 11 year olds (FutureLearn)

Increase your programming knowledge and develop effective lessons to teach programming to primary school pupils (aged 5-11 years). Build your subject knowledge and develop your skills in teaching programming. Programming gives children the opportunity to be creators rather than just consumers of technology. Instead of only using existing programs [...]

Introduction to Web Development (FutureLearn)

Discover web development and learn to build your own interactive websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Supported by Google. Learn the basics of web development. On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll first build a website using HTML, style it with CSS, and then make it interactive [...]

Programming 103: Saving and Structuring Data (FutureLearn)

Learn how to save and structure data in external files, and import files back into your Python programs. Supported by Google. Discover how to save data to use it across multiple runs of your program. On this course, you will learn how to save text and binary files, and [...]

Introduction to Databases and SQL (FutureLearn)

Discover how databases work and how to use SQL in this introductory course. Supported by Google. Learn about databases and how to use SQL to search and manipulate data. On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation you’ll learn what databases are and why we use them, exploring how [...]

Robotics With Raspberry Pi: Build and Program Your First Robot Buggy (FutureLearn)

Build and program your first robot buggy using a Raspberry Pi, learning how to connect motors, add sensors and write algorithms. Learn robotics by building a robot buggy and controlling it with a Raspberry Pi. On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll build a robot buggy controlled [...]

Introduction to Cybersecurity for Teachers (FutureLearn)

Explore key concepts of cybersecurity to teach 14-16 year-old students with this online cybersecurity course supported by Google. Improve your students' knowledge of computer security. Teaching cybersecurity in schools is an important way to help students stay safe while using technology. On this course, teachers will be introduced to [...]

How Computers Work: Demystifying Computation (FutureLearn)

Explore the fundamentals of computing - computer architecture, binary logic, data processing, circuits, and more. Understand computation, the basis of every computer system. On this course, you’ll gain an understanding of how computers work at a fundamental level.

Object-oriented Programming in Python: Create Your Own Adventure Game (FutureLearn)

Learn object-oriented programming principles by creating your own text-based adventure game in Python. Object-oriented programming is a programming paradigm based on objects and data rather than actions and logic. This online course will introduce you to the principles of object-oriented programming in Python, showing you how to create objects, [...]