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  • Eric Grimson
    Chancellor for Academic Advancement Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Prof. Eric Grimson talks about the course 6.0001 on OpenCourseWare and similar other online courses available on MITx and edX that welcome learners of all backgrounds with little to no experience in coding. These courses aim to introduce a new understanding of communicating and problem-solving in areas from music to biology, mechanical engineering to liberal arts, and even farming. Prof. Grimson points out that 40% of MIT undergraduates major in computer science and most majors require a course in computational thinking. “MIT really believes that we have to make computation as easily used a tool as any other tool for everybody at MIT."

Topics: Computational Thinking Digital Pedagogies Massive Open Online Courses Problem Solving

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