MIT to Offer Android Based Software Development Course

In a first-of-its-kind move, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be offering a class this term revolving around Google Android based phones. As part of their computer science program, the course will start February 8th and work with the Google supplied Android SDK. The class will be broken into teams of 3-4 students each, working on a project for the term. Without giving away too much, Mr.Yu, mobile devices platform coordinator for MIT said that the projects will focus on a range of topics, such as those dealing with location based services (LBS). So far 25 students have been invited to join the class. Finally a class where your professor is not going to throw your phone away if it rings!

UPDATE: Apparently, first-of-its-kind applies to MIT only as Open Source Development of Cognitive Technology on a Mobile Platform is already a class offered at the University of Colorado. Thanks to our readers for being so alert!

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2 responses to “MIT to Offer Android Based Software Development Course

  1. Just to comment on the “first-of-its-kind move” I’m in a class at the University of Colorado that is creating applications for the cognitively disabled on android. It started Jan. 14th

    CSCI 4830/7000 Open Source Development of Cognitive Technology on a Mobile Platform

  2. Some relevant people in the US Universities do have a clue.

    With the markets constantly converging and accelerating, it is vital to offer to the new generations of knowledge workers more knowledge through a hands-on approach.

    Popularizing development of the central communication device will further stimulate ideas to be mashed up with the right information and the right people at the right time.

    I am not as utopistic as I might sound. 😉

    Cheers,
    Shonzilla

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