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Why We Should All Learn a Little Code [Guest Post]


Allison Morris from OnlineCollege.org put together a graphicProgramming Infographic at OnlineCollege.org  which takes a closer look at the importance and popularity of coding: http://www.onlinecollege.org/Program-or-Be-Programmed, supporting the case for all of us to learn a little code.

Rise of Coding: Why We Should All Learn a Little Code

Enthusiasm for learning programming languages is on the rise. And coding is no longer the domain of self-taught savants or formal C.S. students. Students of all ages and disciplines are recognizing the benefits of being more code fluent. Plenty of free, in-browser online tutorials have risen to meet this need. One site, Codecademy, had over 1 million users pledge 2012 as their “code year” and sign up for their free tutorials on Java, HTML and CSS for beginners.

Rise of Coding graphic from Onlinecollege.orgThis is a great sign for the future of work in the U.S. Coding familiarity is becoming more of an asset across all industries. You don’t need to know how to reprogram your computer to operate it, but understanding how it works will help you imagine how programs can change to better serve your industry. So, if you’re among those of us who’ve always thought programming was impossibly hard or reserved for the tech-minded, consider learning a little code. There’s never been a better (or more supportive) time to get ahead of the curve.

You can find the full graphic at OnlineCollege.org, which also offers commercial courses in prgramming.

About Robin Catling

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Why We Should All Learn a Little Code [Guest Post]

  1. When I was in school we did a little programming. Folk today know what buttons to push but not how any of it works.

    Posted by Canna Reo | October 27, 2012, 12:59 pm
  2. I used to be able to find good advice from your articles. I don’t think coding it my thing, though.

    Posted by Sabrina Abney | October 28, 2012, 3:58 am

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