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In this course, you will gain practical skills in software applications, explore word processing with Google Docs, delve into artificial intelligence using Google Translate, master logic and programming with Blockly, and learn digital media encoding with Python. You will also enhance your proficiency in these tools and unlock new possibilities for success in the world of software

In this course, you will gain practical skills in software applications, explore word processing with Google Docs, delve into artificial intelligence using Google Translate, master logic and programming with Blockly, and learn digital media encoding with Python. You will also enhance your proficiency in these tools and unlock new possibilities for success in the world of software

Beginner

8 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated April 29, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Computer Programming Awareness • Basic computer literacy
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Exploring Software-Word Processing with Google Docs

This lesson covers the basic components of computer software and files while introducing you to Google Docs.

Lesson 2

Exploring Software-Artificial Intelligence with Google Translate

This lesson discusses the uses of artificial intelligence and how it works. You are introduced to the concepts of probability and prediction while learning how to use Google Translate.

Lesson 3

Exploring Logic and Programming-Programming with Blockly

In this lesson, you will explore block-based programming using Blockly. You will be introduced to the concepts of sequencing, selection, and loops, and you will end by creating a Blockly program.

Lesson 4

Exploring Digital Media-Encoding with Python and Web Pages

This lesson will cover the basics of data encoding and how computers understand data. You will be introduced to the binary number system and get a chance to explore ASCII and Unicode.

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Rebecca Coutts

Senior Technical Content Developer at Udacity

Rebecca has been with Udacity for 3 years and works as a senior technical content developer helping to create curriculum across a wide array of subjects. Prior to her time at Udacity she worked as a college instructor teaching and creating curriculum for programming, data structures, and algorithms. She has also developed K-12 robotics curriculum and developed assessments for the Advanced Placement Computer Science program.

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Valerie Scarlata

Senior Technical Content Developer at Udacity

Valerie is a Sr. Technical Content Developer at Udacity who has developed and taught a broad range of computing curricula for multiple colleges and universities. She is a former professor and software engineer for over 10 years specializing in web, mobile, voice assistant, and full-stack application development.

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