If you are looking for specific Java programming knowledge, these courses are a good choice. No previous knowledge of programming is necessary. Java basics such as creating graphical applications, object-oriented programming, and much more are covered.
When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). Each course is designed to be used with one student. Additional student licenses may be purchased directly from CompuScholar after the initial course code has been activated.
System requirements: Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OS 10.7 or higher.
The new Java Programming online self-study course is designed for high-school students who may be interested in computer science as a career, hobby, or who may need a computer course for high school graduation. Students don't need prior programming experience; the course builds all Java skills from the ground up. This course can also be used to study for the College Board's "Advanced Placement Computer Science A" exam. The Java Programming course contains two full semesters of self-study curriculum. All required AP content can be completed through a web browser with no local software installation.
Topics include managing data types and variables, handling user input, object-oriented programming concepts, finding and fixing program errors, graphical programs with Swing, sorting, searching, recursion, software engineering procedures and more! You can View the Course Syllabus for additional details, and also review information about Preparing for the AP Computer Science A exam with the Java Programming Online course. The course material follows the College Board’s recommended Unit Sequence for AP Computer Science A.
This course is packaged as a turn-key, self-study system that requires no teacher expertise. The new online format features fully integrated instructional videos and lesson text for the students. Every lesson has a matching animated and narrated video which covers the same concepts as the lesson. Students will still read the lesson text to complete the course and hands-on projects, but the videos are great supplements for the audio/visual learner or those that need extra re-enforcement.
For the teacher, the online course features automatically graded lesson quizzes and chapter tests, an electronic gradebook, teachers notes for every lesson, and grading rubrics for chapter activities. The hands-on student projects are also auto-graded! You also have access to a full Professional Development (teacher training) series that cover every course chapter. Teachers and students can both take advantage of fast, free technical support available directly from CompuScholar.
You will receive self-registration coupon codes to create your student and teacher account. Your online access is a one-year subscription that starts when use those codes to create your accounts (not when you make the purchase). Once registered, you can add sibling accounts from within the course Teacher Menu for a nominal fee.
Learning to program may seem daunting, but CompuScholar (formerly Homeschool Programming), has created courses that make it understandable and approachable. Anyone with average computer skills can work through these courses. One of the most helpful things about this series is that each thing you do is represented with pictures of what your program looks like, without being too simplistic. The introductions are very informational; anything you could have trouble with is neatly outlined. Another handy feature is that it doesnt force you into any complicated situations; it follows a very logical step-by-step tutorial for ease of learning. Another great thing is that all the methods, variables, and "techy things" are introduced as you use them, making it all much easier to follow and remember.
All courses are 1-year subscriptions to online course content. When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). Each course is designed to be used with one student. Additional student licenses may be purchased directly from CompuScholar after the initial course code has been activated.
The online format offers several nice features including full-color lesson texts, streaming instructional videos, auto-graded quizzes and tests, and an electronic gradebook. Another advantage includes the ability for the publisher to make immediate updates, ensuring that all students have up-to-date information. The instructional videos are an integral part of the program.
Course topics available include: computer fundamentals (Digital Savvy), web design, Windows programming, game programming, Java programming and Android Programming. This is a good self-study starter series for anyone wanting to begin a hobby or looking at a career in programming.