School students to learn mobile app development

School students to learn mobile app development
Children will learn to develop software for cash machines, mobile phones, robots and other devices we can’t live without.

IT lessons at Moscow schools will include app development, the Department of Education reported.

“Qualified instructors will teach students to develop software for cash machines, mobile phones, robots and other devices. Instructors will undergo a retraining programme at the Moscow Institute of Open Education,” the department press service said.

Teachers will learn mobile app development, 3D modeling, 3D visualisation technologies, the basics of computer-assisted navigation, robot design and programming, routing and computer networks, and client-server technologies.

“Students will learn the IT basics of such common things as banks and ATMs, My Documents centres, transport operation and management, e-wallets, robots and simulators used in medicine and production, and mobile apps. All of this is very interesting to students,” said Vyacheslav Lishchiner, PhD in Pedagogics, assistant professor at the Computer Science and IT Department at the Moscow Institute of Open Education.

Courses for teachers involve the use of such equipment as VR headsets and special constructors that allow the user to view and design objects of virtual or augmented reality. This innovative approach will significantly improve the efficiency of IT classes.