Mobile Computing with App Inventor – CS Principles

edXオンライン授業プラットフォーム

大規模公開オンライン講座(MOOC:Massive Open Online Course) の提供機関であるedX(米国ハーバード大学とMITが創設)。

https://www.edx.org/

アメリカには大学レベルの授業を無償で提供するedXというオンライン授業プラットフォームがあり、ハーバード大学やマサチューセッツ工科大学(MIT)、日本の京都大学、早稲田大学などが参加しています。

Mobile Computing with App Inventor – CS Principles

モバイルコンピューティング(App Inventor利用)のコースは2月再開(Starts on February 7, 2017)。ちょうと春休み期間中、英語得意の学生はユビキタス・クラブで一緒に楽しく勉強して、Certificationを取りませんか?

  • Length: 6 weeks (February 7, 2017 – March 20, 2017?)
  • Effort: 8 hours per week
  • Price: FREE
    Add a Verified Certificate for $49
  • Institution: TrinityX
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • Languages: English
  • Video Transcripts: English

This course introduces basic principles of computer science by designing and building mobile apps in App Inventor for Android.

https://www.edx.org/course/mobile-computing-app-inventor-cs-trinityx-t007x

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.

In addition to programming and CSP the course is project-based and emphasizes writing, communication, and creativity. Multiple-choice questions, in the style that students can expect to encounter on the AP exam, will also be a key component of this course.

MITが無料オンライン講座で修士学位を取得可能

edxは大学レベルの授業を受けられるだけで単位は付与されないことになっているのですが、MITがedxの無料オンライン講座を受講した学生に単位を付与するパイロットプログラムを発表し話題を呼んでいます。

http://professional.mit.edu/programs/short-programs/educational-mobile-computing/

Prerequisites:

  • Six-week App Inventor MOOC Mobile Computing with App Inventor – CS Principles (ID Verified Certificate of Achievement: $50) offered by edX starting February 1, 2017. Registration for this MOOC will open soon.
  • Master Trainer applicants who already have experience teaching App Inventor can submit proof of coursework taught in lieu of taking Mobile Computing with App Inventor – CS Principles.
  • Ten weeks of online independent coursework beginning May 8, 2017 (included in the $3,500 course fee).

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