This school year, over 30 different college systems will be able to teach students to develop their own apps for iOS or Mac using Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum.
This course has already been available through iBooks, but it hasn’t been used at colleges before. Apple designed this course to teach students app development using Swift, Apple’s coding language for Mac and iOS apps, even if they are completely new to programming.
This is what Apple CEO Tim Cook said about it:
“we believe passionately that same opportunity should be extended to everyone, and community colleges have a powerful reach into communities where education becomes the great equalizer.”
Here’s a list of colleges Apple’s press release mentioned when they announced this:
- Austin Community College District
- Northeast Mississippi Community College
- Northwest Kansas Technical College
- Different campuses in the Alabama Community College System
It’s unclear exactly how many colleges will offer this course since Apple only mentioned that the curriculum is going to be offered in “over 30 community college systems”. Remember to visit our website and social media regularly to read the latest tech news!