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danfisher
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Two new online training courses from Raspberry Pi Foundation

Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:21 pm

Hello!

We've recently launched two free online courses on the FutureLearn platform...

Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to Life

Explore how computers do interesting things with data. You’ll discover how to represent and manipulate text, images, and sound, and learn about compression and other algorithms.

Programming 102: Think Like a Computer Scientist

Explore Python programming at an intermediate level. Discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll also explore list structures and their various uses.

Both courses started last week, but don't worry: you haven't missed anything as the pace is self-guided. You'll also have access to the content for up to six weeks after it ends.

Have fun!

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Re: Two new online training courses from Raspberry Pi Foundation

Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:31 pm

danfisher wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:21 pm
You'll also have access to the content for up to six weeks after it ends.
Wouldn't it better to make such material available via the Foundation, though Code Club or somehow, and have it exist beyond only a brief period ?

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Re: Two new online training courses from Raspberry Pi Foundation

Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 pm

hippy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:31 pm
danfisher wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:21 pm
You'll also have access to the content for up to six weeks after it ends.
Wouldn't it better to make such material available via the Foundation, though Code Club or somehow, and have it exist beyond only a brief period ?
I think for a fee you get longer access. The no-cost access appears to end in six weeks. Both courses sound relevant and interesting. However, this Create Your Own Adventure Game sounds like the most fun to me among the Raspberry Pi offerings.

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Re: Two new online training courses from Raspberry Pi Foundation

Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:18 am

ejolson wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 pm
Both courses sound relevant and interesting.
Indeed. And, given the effort put in, it seems a terrible waste when they disappear in just a few weeks. Those who missed the opportunity, or discover the Pi later, won't ever get the chance to benefit from that effort.

It is better IMO to invest effort in producing material which will be around for a long time, available for everyone who might like to access that in the future, which will benefit more Pi users.

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Re: Two new online training courses from Raspberry Pi Foundation

Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:27 am

I have a feeling you missunderstand?

I've tried one of the RPF futurelearn (oo python)

You sign up, they are in sections, weekly for the one I did. But it's self paced and you have a set time it is available for you for free, from that time of starting.
You can pay extra for more time and a certificate of completion.
The fee sound like an administrative fee amount and a thanks added.

The course is *always* there, it only times out from the start for the individual following it.

I didn't finish mine as I was busy. But it was good.
Best bit is I didn't need to watch the videos. So it works for both methods for whichever way you prefer.
You can feedback and ask questions during it.

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Re: Two new online training courses from Raspberry Pi Foundation

Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:29 am

This is a good start to take provided that you can remain self-motivated for youngers.

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