The Java Capstone Series is a completely new course format.
Fewer videos and more hands-on activities.
Together, we will develop small Java projects from scratch to transform knowledge into competencies.
For the first iteration we will develop a little game, e.g. Pong or BreakOut.
The idea is to work on these projects in teams, but if you prefer you can also work alone. This format is completely new for us as well. We see ourselves rather as co-learners and facilitators than as teachers.
Until the course will officially start in mid-September, we have prepared a short survey consisting of basically just one question: What do you expect from this course? Topics, approaches, tools, tasks,...
We will certainly not be able to integrate the complete wish-list in this first iteration of the course, but we hope that further iterations will follow, so that we will be able to cover many of them sooner or later.
The prerequisite for this course is a basic understanding of the Java programming language concepts.
You should have successfully completed one of the Java courses on our platforms
or have a similar body of knowledge.
P.S.: For those of you who already have participated in one of our previous workshops, we've tried to incorporate a lot of the feedback that we've received from the learners in these courses:
Registration for teams open: Thursday, September 6, 2018 11:59:00 AM (UTC)
Deadline for team registration: Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:59:00 AM (UTC)
Start peer assessment: Friday, September 14, 2018 12:01:00 PM (UTC)
Deadline submission: Friday, September 27, 2018 11:59:00 AM (UTC)
Deadline evaluation: Friday, October 4, 2018 11:59:00 AM (UTC)
Deadline results: Monday, October 8, 2018 11:59:00 AM (UTC)
Credits: The art for this course was created by Lea Gerneth and Thomas Staubitz.
This course was held from Sep 10, 2018 through Sep 24, 2018.
1369 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 2327.
2996 learners enrolled.
Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
Thomas Staubitz is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Internet Technologies and Systems group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel at the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam. His general research topics are in the area of eLearning and MOOCs. A particular focus is on collaboration and interaction among course participants and assessment strategies beyond multiple-choice quizzes.
Ralf Teusner is a Research Assistant at the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts research group of Professor Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner, located at the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam. His research area is centered around eLearning and MOOCs. Especially the adoption of programming languages and concepts as well as the potential and influence of social interaction are in his focus.