This coding unit uses Android mobile app creation as the main concept. In this unit students will be introduced to App Inventor 2 for creating apps and then move onto using Android Stuidio, with the possibility to publish any completed app projects onto the Google Play store.
Introduction to app creation and Android App Studio
Creation of new Android project
Setting up Android App Studio interface environment
Basic use of Android App Studio
Testing with the Android emulator
Enabling support for different screen sizes and pixel densities for Android model and devices
Publishing the app on the Google Play store
Possible company visits
Lectures and workshops
Independent study and teamwork
The assessment of one’s own learning
Books on the content topics
E-books and online articles
Relevant media, news agencies, quality press, etc.
Social networking tools
Instructors’ own materials, materials produced by students.
Lecturer Darren Trofimczuk
Starting level and linkage with other courses
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognizing and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student has a some ability to understand the app creation process. He/She has some difficulties in using Android Studio. The student is able to operate only when the task and instructions are given and when aided by other students and the supervisors. The student displays limited cultural business awareness and is able to assess some of the product needs for the customer.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student is able to demonstrate understanding of the app creation process. He/She is able to use Android Studio, XML and Java languages and is able to develop some coding independently. The student is able to operate only when the task and instructions are given and when aided by other students and the supervisors. The student displays some culturally aware business-oriented approaches by assessing the product needs for the customer.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student demonstrates independent understanding of many parts of the app creation process. He/She is able to use Android Studio, XML and Java languages coding independently. The student applies an entrepreneurial problem solving approach to the app creation process. The student displays a culturally aware business-oriented approach by assessing the product needs for the customer.