Keynotes and Speakers for ITx Rutherford
Assistant Head of School - Business & Computing, EIT
Introduction to the Review of Vocational Education and a discussion of current related issues.
As mobile app development becomes more mainstream, many educational institutions in New Zealand recognize a need to integrate this subject into the programming-related curriculum. However, one challenge is to select the best framework and development tool to use in the practical labs amongst many available frameworks.
By using Flutter framework, which is integrated in Android Studio, students gain the capability of creating a cross-platform apps running on both Android and iOS smartphones. Furthermore, the paper recommends a collection of eight specific topics which should be covered in the practical sessions to provide students with sufficient technical skills to develop all types of mobile apps at their disposition. While the focus is on Android platform, these topics can be used to teach other native iOS apps or cross-platform apps.