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World-known online programming course will be opened in Kharkiv

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Public non-profit educational project “Prometheus” opens registration for a free online course at Harvard University CS50 “Programming Fundamentals.”

This course is considered one of the best in the world on this subject. The course will start in April 2016 and will last for 12 weeks. It will be dedicated to the basics of computer security, software development and web development. Its themes cover many issues, ranging from the algorithmic thinking and ending with the basics of C, PHP and JavaScript.

Basically, the course consists of video lectures of Harvard professors, interactive exercises to consolidate knowledge and a forum for the communication of students and teachers. The whole course is translated into Ukrainian. Organizers note that this is the first time that a training program has been dubbed into a foreign language (before it was just subtitled).

In 2015, Yale University refused admission own course on programming in favor of CS50.
In 2015, Yale University refused admission of its own course on programming in favor of CS50.

“We hope that a large number of people can begin their journey in programming through CS50, because it is a high quality, serious and at the same time free course. Those who pass it, will have no trouble finding work, because they will have a good starting knowledge base,” says one of the founders of project Prometheus, Ivan Primachenko.

03fb92e8c9_bg-1Along with the online course, free offline-group trainings will be opened in the leading universities of the ten cities of Ukraine: Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Mariupol, Nikolaev, Kriviy Rig and Vinnitsa. Experts in the IT field noted that the course is of great importance for the development of the IT-sector in Ukraine.

It should be noted that the video lectures, assignments and the forum will be available at any time, even after the completion of the course.

The original course – CS50 “Introduction to Computer Science” under a Creative Commons license is available in English here.

Reference. Prometheus is a the project of mass open online courses (Ukrainian Coursera), launched in October 2014. Since then, more than 115,000 participants from 200 settlements of Ukraine have registered on the site.