Description:- Code.org is an online platform or we can say, it is a non-profit foundation that is dedicated to the growth of computer programming education and provides a platform where users can find all types of resources that can help them learn computer programming.
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Usability:- code.org is a non-profit foundation that has been setup to boost the learning of computer programming. It provides an online platform where users can find all the listings of a large number of websites, platforms and resources which deliver computer programming tutorials and training. The listing includes free and paid resources that range from MIT-Scratch (Programming Language) to Lynda.com (Computer Training Course Material). Additionally, the platform features a “Find a Local School” function that allows the user to search for schools and colleges that offer computer programming training. Also, if the teachers wish to motivate their students to develop interest in programming, they can use code.org video clips that differ in play length which they can employ according to the need at hand, to deliver motivational messages on “why everyone should learn coding and how easy it is to code” The video clips feature many well known personalities like Mr Bill Clinton (Former POTUS), Mr. Bill Gates (Founder - Microsoft), Mr Mark Zuckerberg (Founder - Facebook), Will.i.am (Singer) among others.
People can seek help for coding implementation in their school as well as contribute to the organisation.
Walk-Through:- Code.org is a huge foundation with reputed quality people on board, who are perfect for the job – ‘Promoting Computer Programming’. Through the likes of Mr Bill Clinton, Will.i.am and many more, the message is very clearly delivered and it is convincing enough to boost anyone for learning computer programming.
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The listing of all the resources from where a user can learn is neat and straight forward, along with a demo of a couple of platforms on how they can be used to help you learn programming. This helps demonstrate how easy computer programming can be for people who are new to this. The landing page features recommendations from the most renowned people from across the globe; for anyone looking at it, it leaves an impression.
Through the “Teach” & “Help Us” menus, the user can seek help from the organisation to setup curriculum on computer programming in their schools or can help the organisation by giving their expertise and time to the community.
Our Review:- Code.org is a foundation that profoundly impresses us as they have done a great job to create videos, powerful enough to convince and motivate people to step forward and take up computer programming. Additionally, they have linked up with a lot of prominent people, communities and companies to create and provide a list for the users to select from, and learn almost anything that they wish to in the computer programming domain. The foundation also extends a helping hand to people who wish to integrate computer programming curriculum into their regular school/college programs but who may be facing some kind of difficulty.
The only limitation that we currently found with the foundation is that they are geographically limited to the US for operations, as they offer help and volunteering options to US locals only. We hope to see it grow globally.
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