An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) - Rice University
About the Course This two-part course (part 2 is available here) is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes developing interactive applications in Python simple. These applications will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond to buttons, the keyboard and the mouse. The primary method for learning the course material will be to work through multiple "mini-projects" in Python. Recommended Background A knowledge of high school mathematics is required. Course Format The first part of the course will last five weeks.