Vanderbilt University

Java for Android

This course is part of Android App Development Specialization

Taught in English

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Dr. Jerry Roth
Dr. Julie L. Johnson
Michael Walker

Instructors: Dr. Jerry Roth

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No prior experience required
38 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
38 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 8 modules in this course

Module 1 summarizes the organization of the MOOC and the topics it covers. It also discusses the MOOC prerequisites, workload, and learning strategies needed to complete the MOOC successfully. It then presents an overview of key features in the Java language, outlining its support for object-oriented programming concepts that guide the development of Android apps.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz

Module 2 provides an overview of Android Studio, explaining how to install it and apply it to develop a simple app using basic Java and Android features presented in this MOOC.

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14 videos3 readings1 quiz

Module 3 shows how to write a simple Android app that defines variables using primitive Java data types, shows how to assign values to those variables, and output them to the Android display using Java classes and methods.

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9 videos7 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment

Module 4 covers Java’s looping constructs (e.g., for loops, while loops, and do/while loops), as well as its conditional statements (e.g., if/else statements).

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11 videos10 readings3 quizzes1 programming assignment1 peer review

Module 5 provides more detail on common data structures supported by Java, including built-in arrays, as well as core classes in the Java Collections Framework, such as ArrayList and HashMap.

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10 videos9 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment

Module 6 covers Java classes and interfaces, focusing on data types, fields, methods, generic parameters, and exceptions.

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7 videos7 readings3 quizzes2 programming assignments3 peer reviews

Module 7 examines Java's inheritance and polymorphism features (e.g., extending classes and virtual methods).

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7 videos7 readings2 quizzes1 programming assignment1 peer review

Module 8 guides learners through the creation of an Android app that implements a simple calculator, which provides features for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers input by various means (e.g., via numbers and buttons on the Android user interface).

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2 videos1 peer review

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4.7 (522 ratings)
Dr. Jerry Roth
Vanderbilt University
1 Course213,202 learners
Dr. Julie L. Johnson
Vanderbilt University
1 Course213,202 learners
Michael Walker
Vanderbilt University
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