This 4 week MOOC builds upon the core Android app components and concurrency frameworks covered in Course 2 by focusing on started and bound services, local inter-process communication (IPC), and content providers. Case study apps will be examined from multiple perspectives to learn how to program these app components using Android's material design paradigm. Students will work incrementally on a hands-on project involving a material design-based RSS reader app. Each week you will add additional capabilities to the project, based on material covered in the lecture videos. You'll spend roughly 4 hours per week watching video lectures, taking quizzes, and programming assignments with Java and Android.
MOOC Overview This module provides an introduction to the contents of the MOOC and summarizes effective learning strategies. Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.
Android Started and Bound Services Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.
Android Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC) Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.
Android Content Providers Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Aayush Goyalaudited this course and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I think the course in itself is of no use. The instructor just keeps on repeating what's written on some ppt and gives like 20 links to read further in each lesson. Moreover I did not feel like I am doing any coding or building something myself. It is just cramming course. According to me take Udacity course on Android which are far better than on Coursera and made by Google itself.