In a constant effort to improve myself and continuously learn, I was excited when given the opportunity for this in formal study. With that said, I have struggled with finding a suitable topic for my CEP 810 Networked Learning Project. There are so many things that I wish to learn. How does one choose? A new language? A musical instrument? Drywalling? Installing new flooring? As the assignment is only four weeks in length, I decided to be more realistic. I am going to learn how to create an iOS “app.”
While the task still seems daunting (four weeks is not very long), I am excited to get started and see how far I progress. It is incredibly practical for me as this is something that I have wanted to do for some time for my professional practice. This app needs to be somewhat useful but I understand that “usability” may come later as learning how to create it and make it work will come first.
In order to develop an iOS application, I have to learn a new language. It is called X Code. I have started looking at YouTube for the majority of instruction. I will continue to search for additional assistance in the form of internet help forums should any be available. The first YouTube Channel that I have stopped at is one called “Code with Chris” which is instruction completely dedicated to app development and the XCode language. Chris has a blog space, discussion forums and over 75 videos on YouTube dedicated to app development for beginners. While I feel that this will not be the only stop in my journey, I am confident that “Code with Chris” will contain a large amount of the information that I will need in order to succeed. I am looking forward to getting started and reporting my progress in a couple of weeks!