The foundations of the Apps for Good Mini Course are the same as that of the Full Course Framework, putting students firmly in the driving seat to propel their learning forward and create their own apps. Like the full course, there’s an emphasis on teamwork and problem solving. The Mini Course also features two built in Expert Sessions so students taking the course get feedback from real world professionals. Students who complete the Mini Course will also have access to the same opportunities as all Apps for Good students – including the Apps for Good Awards and Fellows programme – while educators will have access to our CPD and support. And, like the Full Course Framework, the Mini Course is free to deliver for non-fee paying schools.
So what sets the Mini Course apart? Well, of course, it is shorter than the full course, moving through the app development process in 10-12 hours of structured sessions. This reduced time does mean the course is not as in depth as our full course, but it makes it a great option for schools that don’t have the scope to deliver Apps for Good across the entire school year (most of the schools in our Mini Course pilot delivered the course as an after school club, in a single term or during enrichment days) The Mini Course is also a great stepping stone for any Educators who want to check out the Apps for Good course and figure out if it works for them and their students before taking on the full course framework. While our full course is mapped to the UK curriculums, the Mini Course is designed to be used alongside other course materials to meet curriculum demands.
Interested in teaching the Mini Course? Sign up to deliver Apps for Good in 2015/16 here.