Online learning has emerged more popular as schools and colleges have been shut down due to the spread of Coronavirus. Adding to that context, Apple has announced new coding resources for educators and students.
The free resources aim at helping educators gain the ability to teach both Swift and Xcode and encourage more students to get into app development. The resources include updated Everyone Can Code and Develop in Swift curricula.
Everyone Can Code courses are intended for beginners while Develop in Swift programs are for advanced coders. Apple has added a new set of books in its Everyone Can Code curriculum that uses puzzles and games to teach the building blocks of coding in Swift. It offers more advanced opportunities with Swift code. The Develop in Swift series include four new books which are now available free of cost in Apple Books. Apple will begin offering free online training to educators as an introduction to its Develop in Swift curriculum starting July 13.
Apple first launched Everyone Can Code back in 2016 to help students from kindergarten to college in learning to solve problems and code whereas Develop in Swift was initiated in 2019. More than 9,000 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide are using the curricula as of now.