The Need for Advanced Mobility in Academic Institutions
Times have changed and so has the methodology of learning in colleges and schools. Practicality and implementation of ideas and concepts in real life is something that has been given some great importance off late. The students today(referred to as disciples earlier) are no longer the contended “easy to be convinced” species. You have to tell them all the pros and cons, applicability and most surprisingly the Rate Of Return of a particular course they plan to study. Hence it comes as no surprise to me when I hear of some really unconventional course structures, it is only after that you are briefed about them that you get to know how apt they are in today’s time!
No wonders that some of the world’s top colleges for engineering and technology encourage students to work on projects and device something that has not been made before and something which would be of great utility to man. Off late , the increasing dependence on mobile applications has pushed these universities to encourage students to develop apps of utility to make life easier and simpler.
But unfortunately in India the opportunities and the creative bend seems to lag totally and hence Universitas360 fits in the picture perfectly! Universitas360 is not just another commercial application meant to be sold to the universities but also a way to help develop and push forward the enthusiasm that the students possess when it comes to technology. Now you must be wondering how do we plan to do this? Well! Every other University in this world differs from each other due to some unique feature and hence students feedback in incorporating the same will be vital. Students from concerned universities shall be assisting our technical team and guiding them in customizing the app, in the process this would help them learn the application of the concepts taught and be well versed with the challenges faced in the industry outside…What more? The app shall have a “Dedicated” section named- “Discoveries and inventions simplified” which would aim at explaining the students as to how that particular invention came into being and what propelled the maker to do so(Along with the tutorials obviously), thereby helping us create our own Bill gates and Steve Jobs.
And here are some examples from around the globe:
Not only is Stanford known for being one of the first universities to offer iPhone app development, but they might be the only college that offers a course specifically aimed at mobile music app creation. Ge Wang, the co-founder of Smule (a mobile music app developer company), is a professor at Stanford. Smule is best known for their creation of the ‘I AM T-Paid’ app.
In 2008, they became one of the first universities to formalize mobile app development as a course of study.
New York University
NYU offers a wide spectrum of mobile app classes, from quick certificates to full-blown development programs. In addition, they offer courses in app marketing, mobile analytics and mobile advertising.
It’s high time India comes up with its own huge invention in this field and this can be done only if we incorporate these few changes in our academic system to make learning interesting and fun!