Kyle Harms received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2017 at Washington University in St. Louis. Under the supervision of Dr. Caitlin L. Kelleher, he investigated leveraging completion problems to help enable middle school students to learn computer programming independently. He has completed and published research on a variety of topics relating to young learners and learning how to code, both through structured programs and through self-taught methods. His software work is available on the novice programming environment, Looking Glass, and the open source program github.
In this course, you will plan and create programs that can respond to interaction in differing ways depending on the user input. Through the use of conditional and logical expressions, you will code programs that can perform more complex actions, such as a web form that displays certain information depending on user input. You will also practice tracing and debugging to identify, distinguish, and resolve logical and syntax errors.
The following course is required to be completed before taking this course:
- Fundamentals of Programming
Key Course Takeaways
- Make a plan for a program with different outcomes based on values from user input
- Use the rules of Boolean logic to evaluate logical expressions
- Debug, trace, and analyze the branching behavior of a program
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Novice and self-taught programmers
- Web development career starters
- Small business owners managing a website