As a flagship alumni for UCP, Scott has been invited in as an external consultant to develop and deliver courses at University Centre Peterborough. These are to be studied by BSc Computing and Information Systems undergraduates and Scott will be delivering two courses, with January 2017 seeing the commencement of The Mobile Web course, as well as the Mobile Application Development Course, which he will lecture for in 2018.
Within both of these, Scott will be responsible for developing the modules and content that informs the learning. Additionally, he will be setting all student assignments for both courses. These will be carefully designed with a view to maximising the potential knowledge that can be returned to each enrolled student. Crucially, this activity ties in with Riselabs’ vision of enhancing Peterborough’s tech talent within the city, which is something we are strongly committed to.
The Mobile Web course is designed to increase students’ knowledge of development for mobile technologies. The last few years has seen an ever-increasing consumption share coming from mobile -based technologies. This module recognises the proliferation of that mobile content and the technology that is directly competing with desk based consumption. It will also allow students to examine the key differences between user engagement on mobile platforms versus desk-based applications.
Working with mobile technology frameworks such as Bootstrap and builders such as App Maker, students will produce mobile content, analyse the value of mobile web solutions and evaluate both the opportunities and barriers to mobile content on its audience. Additionally, the students will also look at mobile’s relationship to APIs, examine the key differentiators between responsive versus bespoke solutions, and apply performance testing to the web-based content that is produced.
Scott is also in the process of designing the syllabus for the Mobile Application and Development Course, which will take place in early 2018.