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Google introduces another Udacity course called 'Developing Scalable Apps' for Java developers

Google has expanded its catalog of online training courses offered in partnership with educational website Udacity with a new course called “Developing Scalable Apps… 187 more words


Why most MOOCs are boring for nearly everybody involved.

“White-collar professionals, too, are subject to routinization and degradation, proceeding by the same logic that hit manual fabrication a hundred years ago: the cognitive elements of the job are appropriated from professionals, instantiated in a system or process, and then handed back to a new class of workers–clerks–who replace the professionals.”

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Jonathon Rees at More or Less Bunk has an article on why most MOOCs are boring. MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses and they are currently all the rage. All around the country, universities are adding MOOCs and incorporating MOOCs in traditional classroom settings. Despite the strong push to create MOOCs, there is not a lot of evidence suggesting that they are particularly effective. Rees points out that MOOCs typically retain only about 10% of their students.  Additionally, when students have MOOC elements added to their traditional classes they are also generally less satisfied. Rees argues that MOOCs are probably only useful for people who are already interested in the course material. The key problem with MOOCs is that students watch them on their computers or mobile devices which are tools of mass distraction. Right now, I have two monitors and four separate programs open on my computer. If I found a MOOC boring, I would probably check my email, surf the web, update my Facebook status, turn on a game or make a sandwich. I am still not sold on the idea that MOOCs are particularly effective.

My first fork! 2048 game

2048 is a viral game, coded by Gabriele Cirulli, a 20 year old web developer. I played the game many times and just for curiously, I tried to figure out how the game is coded. 194 more words


30 Days of Python: Day 29 Visualizing Particle Filters

I’m making a small project every day in python for the next 30 days (minus some vacation days). I’m hoping to learn many new packages and  make a wide variety of projects, including games, computer tools, machine learning, and maybe some science. 468 more words



As of this writing, I have already gone through couple of courses on Udacity.com, a MOOC provider. In this post I would explain about what all I have done till now and how much did it take in terms of time. 344 more words

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Google Wants To Teach You How To Develop For Mobile

Google has partnered with online educational organization Udacity to create a course, dubbed “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals”. It is intended for developers new to Android, or to mobile in general, but NOT new to programming. 108 more words


Google to teach mobile development

Are you a developer, and you always wanted to make the transition to mobile development and get some apps out there? If yes, Google can help you.   195 more words