NYU Teams Up with Codecademy to Promote Digital Literacy


In an effort to prepare its students to navigate this digital landscape, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC), announced today an initiative with Codecademy, to teach NYU students how to code.

NYU Teams Up with CodeAcademy to Promote Digital Literacy

With every aspect of life – from following news to finding love – now governed by algorithms, learning the fundamentals of coding is essential to developing true digital literacy. In an effort to prepare its students to navigate this digital landscape, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC), announced today an initiative with Codecademy, a New York-based start-up that offers online programming classes, to teach NYU students how to code.

“This pilot will give our students an excellent introduction to the intricate information systems underlying so much of today’s networked culture,” said MCC chair Marita Sturken. “It is increasingly clear that a basic understanding of computer programming has now become essential knowledge that all college graduates should have.”

The 10-week pilot program will feature weekly workshops with an interactive online component covering in-demand programming languages like HTML, Javascript, and Python, allowing each student to proceed at his or her own pace. Participating students will be invited to a series of intimate monthly talks with leading tech scholars and industry innovators, who will speak on everything from the history of video games to the future of the Internet.

“We’re very excited to help NYU teach scores of students to learn to program - it's great to work with a world class institution like NYU that thinks on the cutt 500

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