When we learn a new computer programming skill, our brains form new neural connections while strengthening existing ones, according to the National Institute of Health.
Essential for STEM and Industry 4.0 jobs, computer programing has become a core skill which bolsters the prospect of commanding a high salary. Burning Glass researchers found that jobs which require coding skills pay up to $22,000 more per year on average. Nearly half of all jobs that pay more than $58,000 require some coding skills, according to the analysis.
Karel Coding is the perfect course for students of all ages to learn fundamental coding principles. While designed to be fun, the course delivers deep knowledge on essential skills and terminology of programming. In addition to essential programming concepts such as conditions, loops, variables and functions, the course teaches computational thinking (i.e., how to formulate ideas to be understood by a computer), logic, critical thinking and perseverance. Hence the course’s popular title, “The Chess of Programming.”
The Karel Coding course is structured in the form of short games. Each game level presents a new maze that requires problem solving and typing a short program in simplified Python language. The course is light on syntax and provides an absolutely essential foundation for learning any advanced computer programming language.