The completely free curriculum offers guides for both students and teachers. All the information can be downloaded on the iBooks Store.
A full-year course, App Development with Swift was designed by both Apple engineers and educators. Student will learn to code and design apps.
“We’ve seen firsthand the impact that coding has on individuals and the US economy as a whole. The app economy and software development are among the fastest-growing job sectors in America and we’re thrilled to be providing educators and students with the tools to learn coding,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Community colleges play a critical role in helping students achieve their dreams, and we hope these courses will open doors for people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue what they love.”
In the fall, six community college systems across the United States will be the first to offer the curriculum. Local businesses at some campuses will also be offering students mentoring experience and internships.
Select high schools will also be starting with the course in the fall.
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