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If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of programming, now is your chance. Professor Chuck Severance of the University of Michigan School of Information (or as we know him here on campus, Dr. Chuck) is teaching “Programming for Everybody” as a MOOC via Coursera starting this week. Both the course and the textbook are free, and book itself is available in a variety of formats, including PDF, EPUB, MOBI for Kindle, and an Apple iBooks version which includes interactive quizzes as well as the lecture videos. We worked with Dr. Chuck to create the iBooks version, and were excited to see a significant spike in downloads:
Chart showing downloads of the Python for Informatics textbook
You can see what students have to say about the course on Twitter by following #PR4E.

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