Google has launched a new instructor-led curriculum for Android app development with Kotlin to give instructors an updated plan for teaching their students how to develop Android apps complying with the recent changes in the Android platform using Google’s recommended programming language.
Google’s last curriculum update was released in 2018. The new curriculum includes the recent changes in the Android platform including the release of Android Jetpack libraries and Kotlin becoming Google’s preferred programming language for Android development. As announced by the company, Kotlin is now used by more than 60% of professional Android developers.
Google said that the curriculum is for both in-person and virtual learning. Instructors will be able to modify the course according to the needs of their students and don’t need professional experience in Android and Kotlin, says Google.
The company announced that it has partnered with some Indian universities and skilling partners which will be among the first ones to offer Google’s new curriculum to their students.
‘’We’ve partnered with universities and skilling partners in India such as Shivaji University, I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Chandigarh University, Ganpat University, Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), and Information and Communication Technology Academy of Kerala, who will be some of the first to offer this curriculum to their students in the Spring, with more universities to follow in the Fall and coming semesters,’’ said Kat Kuan, Android Developer Advocate at Google. ‘’With the curriculum now available publicly, educators are welcome to start teaching Android development.’’
Google also announced that it has made the Android Study Jams program available for all the developers around the world. The program allows a group of people to learn how to build Android apps following Google’s curriculum, without any programming experience needed to start.
“Introducing people to Kotlin and being by their side at this first step which could touch their lives created great happiness and excitement for us,” said Ceren Tunay and Serkan Alc, Developer Student Club Turkey.