Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Introduction to computational thinking
Introduction to computational thinking

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.


This course was written by Paul Piwek (with input from Alistair Willis for Activities 1 and 3).

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence.

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary, used under licence and not subject to Creative Commons licence. See terms and conditions. Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

Course image: Creativity103 in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence.

Photograph of Jeannette Wing in Sections 2 and 3 from: news/ archive/ 2010/ May/ may12_wingtoleadcsd.shtml

Figure 1: Theo van Doesburg: wiki/ File:Theo_van_doesburg_de_koe.jpg

Figure 3a: NASA

Figure 3b: NASA

Figure 7: © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2013

Figure 8: Professor Mark E. Bailey / Armagh Observatory

Figure 10: Courtesy of Dr David Goodchild

Figure 17: Courtesy of Tim Robinson

Videos of Jeannette Wing’s lecture in Section 3: © Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)

Every effort has been made to contact copyright owners. If any have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.

Don't miss out:

If reading this text has inspired you to learn more, you may be interested in joining the millions of people who discover our free learning resources and qualifications by visiting The Open University - openlearn/ free-courses