Navigating the App Stores

Engagement Description


Nearly everybody understands the ubiquity of applications but few appreciate all the nuances of these learning tools. Learning how to find reputable apps, decide which are valuable, and how to integrate them into your classroom learning are the keys for a savvy educator. Use this introductory engagement to gain a better appreciation of apps so you can save time and money in your utilization of them.

Learning Objectives

Throughout the engagement you will learn:

  1. What constitutes an app
  2. The mobile app platforms
  3. How an app is featured
  4. How to browse apps by category
  5. How to shop by price
  6. Benefits to visiting the store often for new apps

About the Author

Eric Schmieder

Eric Schmieder

Eric Schmieder has taught computer technology courses in curriculum-based, continuing education, and corporate training environments since 2001.

Eric has maintained expert-level certification in Microsoft Office since Office XP, has over 30 years of programming experience, two decades of web design experience, and is a sought after presenter for conferences, workshops, and professional development seminars.

He has authored and co-authored several textbooks on computer technologies, including his recently released book, Web, Database, and Programming: A foundational approach to data-driven application development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, and PHP, First Edition.

His professor and mentor at Western Carolina University, Dr. William Perry, instilled a mantra that remains true today and will serve as a guiding principle as he shares what he has learned - and continues to learn - with you in this course. "Learn to love to learn. Technology is always changing!"

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