Stanford’s Free Online iPhone and iPad Courses Return With Peer-to-Peer Help, a First for iTunes U
Participants in the latest version of Stanford’s popular iPhone and iPad apps online course will find help and inspiration 24 hours a day through Piazza, a peer-to-peer social learning site.
This summer, Stanford will again offer a free online video course on creating apps for the iPhone and iPad - but with a difference.
This time, participants will have their questions answered by course instructors (“course captains”) and by their fellow online learners. This peer-to-peer social feature is a first for Stanford online courses.
It is also a first for any course hosted on iTunes U, which will once again carry the iPhone/iPad course.
The course will run June 25 to Aug. 27. Registration opens June 19 and ends July 6.
The new social media aspect of the course builds on a technology many students already use: Piazza, a social learning platform. Stanford students taking the classroom version of Paul Hegarty’s programming course, on which the online course is based, have used Piazza.