Online Learning Update

January 7, 2014

Launchcode offers free mentorship, online edX computer science course and placement in St. Louis

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By St. Louis Today

Starting January 13th, 2014, at the St. Louis Public Library, anyone in St. Louis will be able to take a free online computer science course with mentorship, followed by a job. LaunchCode is a St. Louis-based volunteer initiative that provides a way for people of any background to get a great job in software development. LaunchCode is taking advantage of what are called MOOCs, or massive open online courses that are academically rigorous offerings from some of the world’s best universities—and best of all, free. The selected course is CS50x, “Introduction to Computer Science,” an online version of one of the most popular courses at Harvard College. Created by teaching “rock star” David M. Malan, the course is offered to anyone, anywhere on edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise founded by MIT and Harvard University.

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