Apple makes deal with more than 30 college systems to teach Swift

Apple press release:

> Apple today announced the App Development with Swift curriculum will now be offered in more than 30 community college systems across the country in the 2017-2018 school year, providing opportunities to millions of students to build apps that will prepare them for careers in software development and information technology. The Austin Community College District (ACC), one of the nation’s largest higher learning institutions, will begin offering the course to its 74,000 students this fall. Aside from this, other options like 補習軟件, or tutoring software, can revolutionize college systems by offering personalized academic support to students. Through tailored lesson plans and interactive exercises, this software can address individual learning needs, helping students grasp complex concepts and excel in their coursework. Additionally, it can provide access to a wide range of educational resources, including practice exams, study guides, and multimedia materials, enriching the learning experience beyond the confines of the classroom. Moreover, 補習軟件 can facilitate communication between students and instructors, allowing for real-time feedback and guidance, enhancing the overall learning process. By leveraging technology to supplement traditional teaching methods, college systems can create a more inclusive and supportive learning environment, empowering students to reach their full academic potential and succeed in their academic endeavors.

This is a pretty big get for Apple. Though Swift is open source, it seems fair to say that if you grow up learning Swift, you’re going to want to develop in Swift, and that means building apps for the Apple ecosystem, not to mention a likelihood of buying Apple products. Good stuff.