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Trinity College Online Course On Mobile Computing With App Inventor

Trinity College, in partnership with edX, is offering online course aims to introduce basic principles of computer science by designing and building mobile apps in App Inventor for Android. This course is intended to inform how to design and build mobile apps – apps that are aware of location, send and receive text messages, and give advice and directions.

Course designs are aligned to make students learn the use of open development tool, App Inventor, to program on Android devices. The course will start on starts on February 7, 2017.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks course
Effort:  8 hours total
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Trinity College  & edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Verified Certificate for $49
Session:  Starts on February 7, 2017

Providers Details

Trinity students integrate meaningful academic and leadership experience at all levels on the College’s celebrated campus, in the capital city of Hartford, and in communities all over the world.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences on the HarvardX platform that will help you make a meaningful impact in today’s interconnected world.

About This Course

Learn to use the open development tool, App Inventor, to program on Android devices. You will learn how to design and build mobile apps — apps that are aware of their location, send and receive text messages, and give advice and directions. The only limit on the types of apps you will learn to build is your own imagination!

However, computer science is not just about coding and building apps. We will also learn some of  the fundamental principles of computer science. We’ll learn about the potential and the limitations of computing and coding. We’ll learn how the Internet works and about the positive and negative aspects of computing in today’s society, and much more!

For these broader computing concepts we will work within an emerging curricular framework — the Computer Science Principles (CSP). The CSP framework is being developed by leading computer science educators from around the country under the auspices of the College Board and with funding support of the National Science Foundation.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts.  No prior experience is required. Applicants can also get Verified Certificate. In addition to programming and CSP the course is project-based and emphasizes writing, communication, and creativity.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of :

  • How to design and create Android mobile apps using App Inventor
  • How computer science principles apply to algorithms, programming, the Internet and society
  • How to think creatively, analytically and abstractly about computational problems

Instructors

Ralph A. Morelli
Ralph Morelli is a professor of computer science at Trinity College.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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