Jump right into watching the videos, and see how long it takes you to create your own programme, whether that is a Magic 8 Ball, a Universal Measurement Converter, or a Rock, Paper, Scissors Game.
Remember, while the video clips provided add up to a one-hour class, you will be undertaking your own ‘homework’ in order to complete the programme – you can take as much time as you need, and revisit video clips if you wish.
NOTE: We recommend undertaking this course on a laptop or desktop rather than on a phone. Coding needs a keyboard and the videos are best viewed in full screen.
This one-hour taster session was originally created for the
Certificate in Science in Computing at National College of Ireland, a 12-week online programme aimed at beginners who have an interest in computing but are limited on time, however this taster session also operates as a stand-alone, no-strings, no-risk introduction to the area of Java Programming, as well as providing a free example of the experience of online learning. We are proud to offer it as part of the Dublin Learning City Virtual Festival 2021.
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