18 Online Schools And Websites Where iOS App Education Can Be Found

18 Online Schools And Websites Where iOS App Education Can Be Found
Summary: The world has become a global village wherein technology has made life easier. Education is one of the areas which technology has influenced: People no longer rely on brick and mortar classrooms, but knowledge can be transferred from one place to another online.

Where You Can Find iOS App Education To Study iOS Development

Here is a short review of 18 online schools and websites where iOS App education can be gotten.

1. edx.org

Edx.org was created by Harvard University. It features a truckload of courses that can be taken relating to iPhone app development, particularly for beginners, such as Introduction to Mobile App Development and Introduction to Java Programming.

The courses are self-paced, meaning you can learn and take exams at your comfort. The requirements and prerequisites for each of the courses is specific to the course title. Course syllabus and video tutorials are available.

2. Udemy

So far Udemy has one of the largest numbers and variations of iPhone app development courses such as iOS Development for beginners, iOS Development Workshop, Projects in iOS, iPhone App (start to finish), How to make App for iPhone without Coding, etc.

Course syllabus and video tutorials are also available. The requirements and prerequisites for each of the courses is specific to the course title. The most general requirement however is a Mac laptop or iMac (or a PC running Mac OS). A certificate of completion is issued at the end of the course period. Majority of the courses require no programming experience, thereby allowing people who are not computer-savvy to build iPhone apps of their own.

3. Khan Academy

The good part about Khan Academy is that every course available in the school is completely free. Courses vary from Introduction courses to more advanced courses. The Khan Academy website is also very interactive and easy to use, allowing users to learn at their pace and also view the result of the programming.

4. Lynda

Lynda.com offers online courses and video tutorial and training. It also offers a one month free tutorial before you will have to subscribe, while with Premium membership you can view and download courses for internet-free viewing. Courses available on Lynda.com are iOS 8 App Development with Swift 1 Essential Training and Cocoa with Swift Essential Training.

5. TeamTreehouse

Treehouse is the newest and most exciting programming course on the net; the current rave of the moment. It offers a 7 day free trial, and after that a token subscription fee of $25 per month is required. Treehouse offers over 1000 videos. How does it work? You start by watching and learning from their library of over 1000 videos, and then you practice what you learn over the period of your course. It is believed that this will allow for greater memory retention so you can apply it to future projects. As you keep practicing you will make "earnings", which are the indicators of the skill you possess and have perfected. These badges will be visible to anyone, even recruiters.

6. Code

Code.org believes that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer technology and it has close to 2 million registered students. Code.org allows a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. It also offers courses for the beginner, comfortable, and experience level and courses in all iPhone, Android, and Java programming.

7. Udacity

Udacity iOS courses aim to link physical with the virtual, thereby making use of hardware features such as the iPhone and iPad camera and microphone. In Udacity, you have the assurance of learning how to build engaging and interactive iOS apps. Courses are divided into the beginner, intermediate, and advance level.

Courses available on Udacity include Become an iOS Developer, Sever Side Swift, Swift for Beginner, Swift for Developers, Intro to iOS App Development with Swift, etc.

The requirements for each of the courses is specific to the course in question, but almost always it is required to own or have access to a Mac or iPad. Many courses on Udacity are free and they are at self-paced learning. Udacity also offers interactive quizzes.

8. Coursera

Coursera is one of the most popular schools for learning just about anything on the internet. It was created by University of Toronto and has one of the largest databases of courses available in several languages. iOS development courses available on Coursera include iOS App Development with Swift, App Design and Development for iOS, iOS App Development Basics, etc.

In Coursera you can choose to follow the suggested order of the course or choose your own. Projects are available to let you practice what you have learned and apply the skills. Certificates are also given at the end of the course period.

9. Amazon

Although Amazon does not offer online courses, there is literature available on programming and creating iOS apps. One of the most popular of these resources is iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (4th Edition). The book is also available in fifth and sixth edition. Programming in Objective-C is another very important resource on programming.

10. NSHipster

NSHipster.com is a weekly journal on Objective-C, Swift, and Cocoa.

11. Code School

Code School is described as the interactive learning destination for aspiring and experienced developers. Free and paid accounts are available, while courses include iOS Development with Swift and iOS Development with Objective-C. In addition to their courses, they provide supplementary learning through screencasts and storyboards.

12. Code Avengers

Code Avengers provides an easier way of learning coding and programming. Avengers work similarly to Treehouse: First you learn step by step from instructions with thousands of code challenges, videos, and quizzes, with support from the forum and experts in the field. Next is to begin building your portfolio by building apps and websites. Avengers offer both free and trial accounts.

13. SitePoint

SitePoint offers a wide variety of books and courses for learning. Courses available are Data persistence with iOS, Introduction to Swift, etc.

14. CoderMania

CoderMania is in its beta stage, but there is hope they will eventually become as large as Treehouse.

15. Mijingo

Mijingo is currently offering a 25% off every of their courses, including courses in design and development.

16. Skillshare

Skillshare offers free access to more than 16,000 online classes, where you can find several on iOS app development. Classes are also available in design, business, and ICT.

17. Alison

Alison.com offers over 800 free courses, including on iOS app development, and boasts about over one million graduates and ten million users.

18. Stanford On iTunes U

The university offers various courses on iTunes, including Developing iOS 8 Apps With Swift on iTunes. Other courses available are in Android development and design.