Hour of Code

An Hour of Code for every student in Malaysia

Hour of Code is a global initiative run by non-profit organisation Code.org that aims to introduce anyone of any age to the basics of coding. Hour of Code is designed to help simplify and teach code to children so they can learn the basics of coding in a fun and interesting way. One way this is done is by using familiar characters from movies, such as Frozen, and turning the learning of code into a game.

What is appealing about Hour of Code is that you do not need to be an expert coder to teach it. In fact, you don’t need any prior knowledge of code because there are many guides and tutorials to help teach coding knowledge to children of all ages.

The goal of the Hour of Code is not to teach anybody to become an expert computer scientist in one hour. Instead, the one hour is the start of a journey to learn that computer science is fun and creative and; that it is accessible for students of all ages, regardless of background.

The measure of success of this campaign is not in how much coding students learn – it is reflected in broad participation across gender, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and the resulting increase in enrolment and participation seen in CS courses at all levels.