Aspiring technology geeks can now learn how to develop Android mobile applications at no cost, via an online course available on the website of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The course, developed by mobile leader Smart Communications, can be found on e-tesda.gov.ph
Enrolling is fast and simple. Users only need to create an account on the website, then type the code SWAD in the search bar. This will lead them to the course titled Smart Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners.
The course is comprised of 11 video modules, each running for 10 to 24 minutes. The lectures are delivered by a member of Smart’s IT team.
Users can learn at their own pace. They can replay videos, and even pause a video and come back to it at a more convenient time.
Nearly a thousand people have enrolled in the course, some of whom have given positive feedback.
“This online course is a great opportunity especially for people like us who work and don’t have time to attend some classes due to schedule conflicts. This really helps me a lot. Just by sitting in front of my laptop for one to two hours, I gain more knowledge,” said Marrian Vedua.
The free apps development course is part of the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program or SWEEP. This is a long-running program aimed at improving engineering and IT education in the country. Because of SWEEP, Smart was recently cited by international magazine Fortune as one of 50 companies that have “changed the world.”
More information on Smart’s corporate social responsibility programs can be found on the Smart Communities Facebook page.