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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Kirill Makarov
Android Application for Taking Open Courses on the Stepik.org Platform
Software Engineering
(Bachelor’s programme)
10
2017
The number of educational applications is becoming larger and larger every day. The objective of this work is to describe the created mobile Android application for the Stepik cloud-based platform. The app provides access to theoretical text and video materials of the Stepik platform and also allows the user to solve some types of quizzes. Additional functions of the application include notifications about deadlines and exporting them to calendar; everyday learning streaks, which make learning a habit; possibility to discuss the material on forums of courses; sharing the content in social networks; offline access to educational materials. The mobile app can be helpful in getting knowledge for free. Besides the basic functions of the application the technical solutions chosen for the implementation of the application and the comparison with applications of competitors are described in this work.

The paper contains 51 pages, 3 chapters, 15 illustrations, 46 bibliography items, 4 appendices Keywords — online learning; educational materials; Android application.

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