Java for Android
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assignment Level : Introductive
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About the content

This MOOC teaches you how to program core features and classes from the Java programming language that are used in Android, which is the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps. In particular, this MOOC covers key Java programming language features that control the flow of execution through an app (such as Java’s various looping constructs and conditional statements), enable access to structured data (such as Java's built-in arrays and common classes in the Java Collections Framework, such as ArrayList and HashMap), group related operations and data into classes and interfaces (such as Java's primitive and user-defined types, fields, methods, generic parameters, and exceptions), customize the behavior of existing classes via inheritance and polymorphism (such as subclassing and overriding virtual methods). Learners will apply these Java features in the context of core Android components (such as Activities and basic UI elements) by applying common tools (such as Android Studio) needed to develop Java programs and useful Android apps. Learners will work on several hands-on projects throughout the MOOC, i.e., each week will require learners to write solutions to programming assignments that reinforce the material covered in the lecture videos. There will be roughly 4-6 hours of student engagement time per week, including video lectures, quizzes, and programming assignments.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Module 1: MOOC Overview
    Module 1 summarizes the organization of the MOOC and the topics it covers. It also discusses the MOOC prerequisites, workload, and learning strategies needed to complete the MOOC successfully. It then presents an overview of key features in the Java language...
  • Week 1 - Module 2: Introduction to Android Studio
    Module 2 provides an overview of Android Studio, explaining how to install it and apply it to develop a simple app using basic Java and Android features presented in this MOOC.
  • Week 1 - Module 3: Writing a Simple Android App Using Basic Java Features
    Module 3 shows how to write a simple Android app that defines variables using primitive Java data types, shows how to assign values to those variables, and output them to the Android display using Java classes and methods.
  • Week 2 - Module 4: Control Flow
    Module 4 covers Java’s looping constructs (e.g., for loops, while loops, and do/while loops), as well as its conditional statements (e.g., if/else statements).
  • Week 2 - Module 5: Structured Data
    Module 5 provides more detail on common data structures supported by Java, including built-in arrays, as well as core classes in the Java Collections Framework, such as ArrayList and HashMap.
  • Week 3 - Module 6: Classes and Interfaces
    Module 6 covers Java classes and interfaces, focusing on data types, fields, methods, generic parameters, and exceptions.
  • Week 3 - ModuIe 7: Inheritance and Polymorphism
    Module 7 examines Java's inheritance and polymorphism features (e.g., extending classes and virtual methods).
  • Week 4 - Module 8: Android Calculator App Mini-Project Assignment
    Module 8 guides learners through the creation of an Android app that implements a simple calculator, which provides features for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers input by various means (e.g., via numbers and buttons on the Android user in...
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Instructors

Dr. Jerry Roth
Professor of the Practice
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Julie L. Johnson
Instructor
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Michael Walker
Instructor - Graduate Student pursuing PhD in Computer Science
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Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt
Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Program
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
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Coursera

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It took me a good time to catch on and keep on learning, but still it's been an amazing journey thourghout these 4 weeks, i enjoyed it so so much :D

Published on February 23, 2018
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on the February 23, 2018
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It took me a good time to catch on and keep on learning, but still it's been an amazing journey thourghout these 4 weeks, i enjoyed it so so much :D

on the February 21, 2018
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This is the second course I have taken on courser. I did not like this course one bit compared to the other course I took. I love programming but somehow this course ended up boring me even though I enjoy making android programs. The assignments are a bit challenging and take time. You need to keep rewatching the videos to actually understand what the professors are getting at. Overall, I would say that it is more time consuming than they say it is. I would not recommend taking this course.

on the February 6, 2018
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Each modual has a summary video at the beginning and then each video summarizes what they are going to cover in the video AND each video has a summary at the end of the video summarizing what they covered! it is very redundant and annoying, but i just skipped ahead on each video to get to the relevant content. Good content though, learned a lot once i started skipping ahead on the videos.

on the January 17, 2018
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Great course , excellent teachers , got many things related to java for android. which help me to gain more skill in java .

on the December 18, 2017
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The course is excellent.However it could have been much better if the assignments would have been more difficult.They are too basic.They should have been more challenging.