Course Overview

Are you interested in app development? Are you constantly being asked to show students how to create apps? Do you teach a computer class and want to take your own class in a new direction through app development? Either way, this course is for you.

This five week professional learning course will help you develop your understanding of what apps are, how they’re made, and what differentiates one app from the next. You’ll learn how to create different kinds of apps using Adobe Brackets, add custom design and layout to coded functionality, and publish your apps using Adobe PhoneGap Build. The five apps you create will serve as models for you to use when bringing these lessons back to the classroom. All the content you produce can be used to model good practices within your own school or college. Each week of the course will introduce you to a new theme and an industry expert from the world of digital design. As a result, you’ll become more confident with cutting-edge digital tools, more effective as a teacher, and more of an inspiration to your students.

This course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.

Learning Objectives

By completing in this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create five different apps using JQuery, CSS, and Brackets.
  • Publish an app through different mobile platforms using PhoneGap Build.
  • Develop technical and language skills around app design.
  • Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  • Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.
  • Interact with experts from the world of app design as well as fellow educators from around the globe.

Note: The content for this course is subject to change as the technology and methods for designing and developing apps changes frequently.

What to Expect

The course kicks off on Monday, June 27 and ends on Friday, August 12. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Exchange at any time during the course. We provide a suggested pacing to keep you on track during this intensive time period.

Each week, you will be attending a live class session (or viewing a recording). After the final week, you’ll be creating a final project that you’ll submit for review by the instructors. We’ve also built in time for you to catch up if you need to miss any days during the course. All work must be submitted no later than midnight UTC on August 12, if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.

Live Classes

Live class sessions will be hosted at dates and times that are to be confirmed. There will be several times to attend to live class to accommodate course participants in different time zones, or you will be able to view a recording. All live classes are hosted via Adobe Connect.

Course Timeline and Important Dates

  • Monday, June 27: Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange. Review pre-course readings and plan your participation.
  • Wednesday, July 13: Enrollment closes
  • Friday, August 12: Course ends. Last day to submit assignments to the Education Exchange if you want to graduate from the course.

Note: Dates and times are subject to change up until the course starts.


This is an introductory level course. No prior experience is assumed but a basic knowledge of the internet and basic understanding of digital technologies will be useful.

Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require at minimum 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.

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