LearnToMod contains hundreds of tutorials that teach students how to craft Minecraft mods using this visual programming language. Students can easily test their mods in a private Minecraft server at the click of a button.
In this course, students will learn key Computer Science concepts that will serve them well on their path to becoming an advanced coder, including:
- Functions & function calls
- Algorithmic programming
- Event-driven programming
- Logic statements
The LearnToMod and UC San Diego Extension teams are planning more virtual Minecraft courses are for the future, including courses in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and even the “The Art of World Building”, which will teach students how to use computing technologies to design sprawling, beautiful Minecraft worlds. A Girls-Only class of the “Introduction to Computer Science” is also planned to encourage more participation by women in the growing field of computer science.
Work is evaluated by course designer Dr. Stephen Foster, a UCSD Alum and Co-Founder of LearnToMod. Students who pass the course receive academic credit. Each course lasts 10 weeks and currently costs less than $25 per week.
For more information, go to: http://www.learntomod.com/online-courses/.