Stanford and Piazza Add Peer Collaboration to iTunes U 'iPad and iPhone App Development' Course

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Earlier this year, Apple completely revamped iTunes U with new iPad and iPhone apps as well as new tools that allow teachers to include assignments, books, quizzes and syllabuses with their iTunes U courses.

    Now, Stanford is taking that a step further by linking the Piazza social learning platform with one of the most popular iTunes U courses -- Professor Paul Hegarty's iPad and iPhone App Development [iTunes Link].
    The course follows the iOS 5 course from the Fall 2011 semester that's currently on iTunes U -- Stanford is taking those lectures and using Piazza to improve the experience for users taking the class across the same 10 week period.
    The course will run June 25 to August 16. Registration is free and closes July 6.

    Article Link: Stanford and Piazza Add Peer Collaboration to iTunes U 'iPad and iPhone App Development' Course
  2. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    This is cool as I am starting college this year. Signing up for sure!
  3. LeGacY X macrumors member

    LeGacY X

    Jul 26, 2008
    VA, USA
    Very nice! Wish my school had a course like this! :rolleyes:
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    I hope they don't get inundated with 10 million questions!

    Where do I download xcode? =p
  5. handygeek, Jun 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012

    handygeek macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Being in the e-education industry, I'm very interested in this. I'm signed up to see how it goes.
  6. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    Very cool.

    Although I think it would be better if it wasn't temporally limited. Often in my programming classes, I'm well ahead of everyone else and would like to skip to the end stuff + go beyond it. It seems like this online collaboration stuff aught to allow that as well... let the adventurous students explore the undefined-11th week together, rather than force them to do it on their own.
  7. nexsta macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2007
  8. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    student: "i've got this great idea"
    tutor:" is it like angry birds?"
    student: "blah, blah, long explaination about game"
    tutor: "its angry birds isn't it."
    student: "yeah...":eek::eek:
  9. goinskiing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Meridian, ID
    Did someone say pizza?

    I actually saw this today as I downloaded the course a few days back to get started. Every time I start however I always find I'm not as free as I thought and it alyays gets put on a the backburner, but that was before they had these nice courses available on iTunes U.
  10. jshbckr macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I knew I couldn't have been the only one.
  11. RalfTheDog macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2010
    Lagrange Point
    Don't forget the coeds, pizza,beer and coeds.
  12. rafaltrus macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Champaign, IL
  13. elcid macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2007
    I have started this series several times. But with a job and such, I quickly throw it to the back burner. This should easily keep me engaged and on track. Finally.
  14. AppleGuesser macrumors regular


    May 1, 2012
    Macon, GA
    I just find App development very interesting even though coding and such is not my forte at all :D
  15. indianadavy macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    I just signed up. Pretty excited to share some obj-c pain with people from Brazil, Netherlands, Mexico :)
  16. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Wow a class that I was in at NYU in 2010 is posted on iTunes U! They told us they were filming it to put online but I had no idea it's been on iTunes this whole time. That's pretty cool.
  17. chukronos macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    Colleyville, TX
    Wow! I graduated many years ago. I recently decided to try my hand at coding. So, I am taking the cs106a course via iTunesU. I really like it so far. Hopefully, they will still be offering this when I am at that level.
  18. dotheDVDeed, Jun 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012

    dotheDVDeed macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2007
    Pizza and Beer?

    Damn late again. Guess it's all gone.
  19. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Nope, you weren't.

    And, even after I saw it correctly - every time my eyes would hit the headline again, I'd see "pizza and beer" for a moment.
  20. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
  21. elcid macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2007
    I do the same thing when I know the language. Java programming is a lot of fun simply because I know it.
  22. Franco Borgo macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010

    Registration is Free, how much will it really cost ?
    When I try to signup in iTunes-U, there is a note that some items may have to be purchased.
  23. Mad101daN macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Some courses do have paid for content within them, and so that is a standard warning, that pops up regardless of what course you choose. However this course is free.
  24. G5isAlive macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2003
    in fact just thinking of signing up makes me want to stop studying and get something to eat and drink instead.

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