Just got an email from a coursera course that I signed up for, “Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps“. They have over 20,000 new signups in the past week, and over 100,000 students enrolled total! This is going to be one awesome course, and with so many students signed up you know the teacher will be held to a very high standard. From the description:
This course is a novice-friendly and delightful introduction to computer science and programming Android-apps for smart-phones and tablets. No prior programming knowledge is necessary. In this course you’ll have fun learning to create an app for modern Android devices such as the Nexus tablet.
You’ll use the programming tools that Android software developers use and build a complete and useful app during this course. Along the way, we’ll introduce fundamental computer science principles and programming ideas that power today’s smart-phone and tablet apps.
So if you’ve always wanted to learn how to make an Android app, now’s your chance. It’s a beginner class and no prior programming knowledge is required.
The course starts today, and runs weekly. There’s a 3 week break over the holidays so you don’t have to worry about falling behind because of the break. I’ll be there! Hope to see you too.
If you do decide to sign up, please let me know in the comments below or @coursemania on Twitter.