Course Spotlight Series: Mobile Cloud Computing with Android is a Specialization with six courses, taught by Dr. Adam Porter of the University of Maryland, and Dr. Douglas Schmidt and Dr. Jules White from Vanderbilt University. This article is based on an interview with Dr. Porter, and written by Charlie Chung of Class Central.
Mobile computing is a hot topic right now. Some say we’re on the cusp of a major transformation in connecting the population of the world online. In 2014, there were estimated to be 2 billion smartphones, and this is projected to double by 2020. Android operating systems run 75% of smartphones sold.
To create this Specialization, Dr. Porter and his colleagues collaborated to cover the full Android app development stack, as he explains in this clip:
These courses assume that you have programming experience, though not necessarily experience in mobile. Once learners pass the six courses, they can work on an 8-week capstone project to tie all of these skills together in a full project.
A large number of learners in these courses are career changers, and want to get into mobile development. These courses have helped people change jobs, obtain internships, and one learner even won an app contest. Prof. Porter is proud to say:
If you are interested in Android mobile app development, you can sign up for these courses today. Read the full version of this article on Class Central’s blog.