Computer Science 101: Unit 1 Lectures and Homework Available

Welcome to CS 101! (from left to right: David Evans & Gabriel Weinberg)

Udacity: We believe university-level education can be both high quality and low cost. Using the economics of the Internet, we’ve connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of thousands of students all over the world.

Dear Thomas Baker,

Thank you for joining CS101!

The wait is over, Homework 1 is now posted! You will find it, along with course lectures and quizzes, in the “Course Content” tab. The homework for CS101 is due at 23:59 UTC on Tuesdays, starting this Tuesday, February 28. (23:59 UTC is as early as 13:59 depending on your time zone).

If you haven’t already begun, just log into your account and click on “Start Your Course” below the CS 101 panel. Within the “Course Content” tab, you will find the video player with the first lecture video already loaded.

After each video, click the “Next” button to move onto the next video or corresponding quiz. You can take the class anytime you want–it’s not necessary to finish it all at once.

Stop whenever you want and the next time you log into Udacity, just pick up where you left off.

We’re pleased to see so many students have already correctly solved all the quizzes, but there is plenty of time to complete Unit One if you haven’t started.

We’ll be recording our first office hours on Friday (around midnight UTC).

Please post your questions for CS101 and CS373 so that we can answer as many questions as possible!

In the meantime, we’ve posted answers to some frequently asked questions in the FAQ tab in “Course Overview.”

Since this is our first class, we invite you to send us your feedback on everything from course content to your experience using the course site.

Our favorite tweet so far is from @thechaz:

“I never liked school, but man, I loved CS101 so much. I already
did the first unit. I’m excited.. for homework, what is wrong here?”

Happy hacking,
Dave, Sebastian, and the rest of Udacity Course Staff

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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