Coding can enhance children’s creativity and their understanding of mathematics. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock
Coding can enhance children’s creativity and their understanding of mathematics. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions which has Durban-based MANCOSA and Regent Business School as affiliates, has joined forces with the world #1 coding bootcamp, Le Wagon, to provide a free online web development course as the network integrates coding as a skill into its employability ecosystem.

The short but intensive online course will introduce students to the relevant coding skills required to become a beginner software developer and provide an opportunity for them to collaborate with developers, designers and other digital professionals.

The objective of the course is to enable a student, within 20 hours of study, videos, quizzes and projects, to create and graphically enhance a web page using HTML and CSS.

Honoris and Le Wagon are offering this open access course to provide an initial step in developing awareness and comfort to digital skills across the continent.

The introduction of this course further reflects Honoris’ belief in the importance of coding as a core competency for the 21st century world of work: students who learn how to code develop highly logical, solution-oriented ways of thinking. Critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication are the mental attributes that go hand-in-hand with coding – and evidence shows that employer’s value and need such a mindset.

Access and registration for the free online course is at http://honoris.net/learntocode/ and available until the end of August 2020.

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