MOOC: Paradigms of Computer Programming

The Université catholique de Louvain has joined the edX consortium this year, and as part of edX Peter Van Roy is preparing a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called Paradigms of Computer Programming starting next February.

As you'd expect the course uses the CTM book and is based on the course Peter has been teaching, it will thus present a multi-paradigm approach to programming and include non-traditional computational models such as the deterministic dataflow model for concurrent programming.

I wonder who will end up signing up for this course. I think the option of auditing might appeal to folks who found CTM interesting but are way beyond the category of beginning programmers for whom the course is officially designed.

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Mozart 2?

I wonder... will it use Mozart 2 or is that not mature enough?

It will use Mozart 2

Mozart 2 is mature enough for the course. We used it in the Fall for our university course (300 students).

Course has started this week

Here is an update on the course. It started this week, with 22,000 people enrolled. About 2/3 of the people enrolled have at least a bachelor's degree.