Galvanize collaborates with Pivotal to introduce blended learning course

Monday April 3, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, Galvanize, Pivotal Labs, Sean Porter, Spring, Pivotal Cloud Foundry


DENVER -- Galvanize announced it will launch a new ‘Cloud Native Essentials’ blended learning course -- a first-of-its-kind offering in the marketplace.

The course will train developers to use Spring™ and Pivotal Cloud Foundry® to efficiently ship high-quality software, Galvanize said.

Blended learning refers to a mix of online and in-person instruction, Galvanize said.Galvanize_logoUSE

“A typical blend might include a mixture of face-to-face classes, Web-based online learning, live and online coaching sessions, or Web-based programs completed at the student’s pace,” said Sean Porter, chief product officer for Galvanize, the dynamic learning community for students, startups and established tech companies.

This new Galvanize curriculum is split between approximately 70 hours of online coursework and culminates with two weeks of in-person instruction in a more traditional classroom setting.

The online component gives the student freedom to complete coursework at his or her own pace and convenience. The ideal candidate for this new CNT course would have experience with Java programming (minimum 7 years); familiarity with OOP, state, and behavior; an understanding of how to write Java classes, interfaces, and constructors (including building Java apps); and can handle HTTP requests and JSON.

The program includes a pre-work assessment of a potential student's individual skill level to make sure he or she is a good fit for the program.

After completing the course, students should be able to utilize Spring in a test-driven environment and work on cloud-based applications deployed to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Additionally, students will be able to ship quality software as efficiently as possible. The blended learning course includes checkpoints along the way to make sure that training participants have the right skills to be successful.

“Research shows that most adults learn and retain information better in a learning environment that incorporates a variety of methodologies,” said Porter. “Blended learning is also a highly-effective approach to information retention.”

The first online component — the new Galvanize Cloud Native Essentials course — began March 27; the first two-week, in-person immersive component will be held at Galvanize campus in Boulder starting May 15, 2017.

Galvanize has eight campuses in six states: Colorado (Denver, Boulder), California (San Francisco), Washington (Seattle), Texas (Austin), Arizona (Phoenix), and New York.