Tokyo Institute of Technology: English version of Introduction to Computer Science and Programming MOOC launched

Tokyo Tech has launched an English version of the popular Introduction to Computer Science and Programmingouter massive open online course (MOOC) that was originally offered in Japanese on the edX platform.

The course covers the basics of computer science while allowing participants to practice writing code using Ruby, an open source programming language that was developed in Japan. Aiming to shine a light on the world of computer-based computation, the course is designed for high school students, university students, and anyone else who wants to begin learning computer science. The final lectures in the course go over some typical applications of computation in modern society — simulation, data mining, and artificial intelligence.

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, taught by Tokyo Tech Executive Vice President for Research Osamu Watanabe, was originally launched in August 2019 on edX. In the newly released version, Dr. Watanabe is again a central figure, teaching in English to reach a global audience.

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