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Events every Android app developer must go to at least once

Attending to events is an incredible opportunity for all developers to get a new perspective on the app development environment. The experience of sharing ideas with new people can be very enriching. Conferences and events have a sense of community, which can be defined as a group of people who share similar interests and get together to talk about those topics that fascinate them the most. Learn from the experience of other people is always a plus, a community can help you create a professional network and, maybe, find job opportunities. Social media has definitely helped developers to create...

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Online courses to learn how to monetize your app

The development of an app requires of getting skills and knowledge beside learning a programming language –Java or Kotlin-, understanding the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) or the best practices to correctly optimize it. We have talked before about how launching a game, which could be considered the same for any type of app, must be done by thinking in three main areas: the art concept, technical aspects, and marketing. It is in this last line that we have chosen to provide you the best options available to learn how to monetize your app. Marketing is a wide area, but...

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Is it completion rate still a challenge for MOOCs

You have probably heard that completion rates are one of the bigger problems of MOOCs. According to a study made by HarvardX and MITx, in the first four years of the edX MOOC platform there were 4.5 million participants and 245 thousand obtained a certificate. That’s a total of only 5.5% students who actually got a credential for the online courses they took. This data could deceive you from what MOOCs are supposed to do. We need to start questioning, as some people have already suggested in the past, if course completion is the right way of measuring the...

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Android games to pay attention in 2018

Games ares one of the most popular type of apps released nowadays. In fact, as mentioned before about the value of making games for mobiles, it is estimated that 2 out of 3 new smartphone owners install a game within a week of having purchased their device. Also, statistics indicated that last year almost 90% of Google Play´s revenues came out of games. So, as an Android Developer that is something it could definitely drag your attention. There is already a vast offer out there, we won’t deny it, however, creative indie developers have released some interesting games for...

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How faculties are supported in the creation of MOOCs?

In the International Conference MOOC-Maker we had the opportunity to talk with Dana Doyle, who does a tremendous work as the Director of the MITx program, by supporting faculties from this institution to create MOOCs. We all have access to a wide offer of MOOCs and we’ve seen how we can benefit from them, however, we’ve discussed very little about the all the work that is required to create an online course. So, What are the skills that a faculty needs to create MOOCs? Doyle explains that MITx supports and trains faculty members for the creation of MOOCs, they...

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