Free coding curriculum was launched by Apple in the month of May for high schools and community colleges. It has been growing in popularity over the past couple of months. It had 6 community college systems on board at launch and in the month of August. The company also announced that more than 30 had worked the curriculum into their course offerings for the 2017-2018 school years. Now, Apple has been moving globally with its coding instruction and more than 20 colleges & universities outside the U.S. They have now adopted the App Development with Swift Curriculum. Universities in the Netherlands, Denmark, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have signed on. RMIT University has been considered the largest higher education institution in Australia.
RMIT University has adopted the year-long course, which will be offered online and its students will also be able to enroll in a new on-campus vocational course. The University is also offering scholarships for school teachers need to take courses in coding. It will also host a free summer school course for high school students. Apple has been working in providing coding learning tools to all age students. The Swift Curriculum fitted out towards older students and its Swift Playgrounds app is dedicated to the youngest aspiring coders. Other in-school coding programs have also been developed by the BBC and Code.org. CEO of Apple, Tim Cook said in a statement that the company launched the Everyone Can Code initiative at least a year ago with the earnest objective of offering instruction in coding to a large number of people. The company’s program has been incredibly popular among U.S schools and colleges.