Everyone Can Code is an initiative launched by Apple earlier in the year that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach coding, with the aim of helping everyone bring their app ideas to life. Apple announced the expansion of "Everyone Can Code" curriculum to more than 20 colleges and universities outside of the United States.
The program offers App Development with Swift Playgrounds, as a full-year course designed from the ground up by Apple engineers and seasoned educators.
While the company specifically mentioned that RMIT University, Australia’s largest higher institution, is “one of the broadest international deployments” of the curriculum. Going forward, RMIT will offer the App Development with Swift Playgrounds curriculum via RMIT Online, with a new vocational course available on the campus.
According to Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, Apple is giving students the tools they need to help change the world, with the global roll-out of the Swift curriculum. Tim commented, Thus:
We launched the Everyone Can Code initiative less than a year ago with the ambitious goal of offering instruction in coding to as many people as possible. Our program has been incredibly popular among US schools and colleges, and today marks an important step forward as we expand internationally, We are proud to work with RMIT and many other schools around the world who share our vision of empowering students with tools that can help them change the world.
Other international universities that will also be offering the curriculum include: Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (Netherlands), Mercantec (Denmark), Unitec Institute of Technology (New Zealand) and Plymouth University (United Kingdom).
Under the program, Apple will also offer coding curriculum to students in elementary school, middle school, and high school.