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Course Code: ENTD322 Course ID: 4386 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of application development for the Motorola Droid and how mobile devices enhanced by mobile application software are changing the face of technology. The course expands on concepts introduced in the mobile application design and development course and expands into more advanced topics regarding Motorola Droid. The course will cover scenario-based exercises and requires students to use assigned tools to write, test and deploy mobile software applications into the Android platform environment. The course allows the students to experience maximum amount of application and retention of material covered in the course. (Prerequisite: ENTD200)

Course Schedule

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Current Syllabi

  1. Explain the benefits of mobile applications software used in the Android operating system Motorola Droid uses.
  2. Examine the various types of apps that can run on Android operating system.
  3. Build a mobile application for Motorola Droid using Java programming language.
  4. Apply key Android Studio tools used to build a mobile application for Android.
  5. Use assigned tools to write, test and deploy applications into the Android environment.
  6. Use Google services.
  7. Use assigned tool(s) to debug an Android app.
  8. Use assigned tool(s) to release an Android app.

This course requires disciplined independent practice and individual completion of assignments. Although Distance Learning provides you with a flexible schedule to meet your professional, personal, and academic responsibilities, you are expected to follow the syllabus and submit assignments on time and on schedule. Assignments and initial forum posts may be submitted up to one week late, but will lose 5 points per day late. Follow-up posts will not receive any credit if posted after the due date. After one week past the due date, assignments and forum posts may not be submitted for credit. All work must be submitted by the end of the class session. No assignments will be accepted after the class end date.

Reading Assignments

Each week, you will be assigned chapters from the class textbook to read. You will be evaluated on your understanding of the material in your readings through your forum contributions, assignments and final project. In order to grasp the weekly course objectives and participate fully in the discussions, it is highly recommended that you read each week’s assigned reading chapters before participating in the week’s forum discussion and completing your weekly assignments.

Supplemental Readings

Students are encouraged to research weekly topics on the Internet and use their research findings in their forum posts and weekly assignments to support their points.

Forum Participation

Each week you will be expected to participate in a class discussion on the forum. Each week’s discussion questions can be found on the forum itself. Each one of you will have different and unique experiences and points of view related to the topics that we are learning each week, and we can all learn from each other by sharing our thoughts and ideas together on the forum. Your participation in the forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week, allowing time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue.

Forum Timing: Although the due date for both your initial post, with your answers to the week’s questions, and your two follow-up posts is 11:55 PM ET on Sunday, you are encouraged to post your initial post no later than Thursday, to allow time for your classmates to read and reply to your post. Be sure to read all of the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Forum Guidelines:

  • Try to post your initial response to each forum by 11:55 PM ET on Thursday each week.
  • Initial responses should be no less than 250 words.
  • Do not include my questions or discussion prompts in your post. You may number your answers, but your post should contain only your own original writing.
  • Write in complete sentences and full paragraphs and avoid using lists of any kind in your posts.
  • Your initial post must be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Include your own personal experience related to the topic being discussed. If you do not have experience working with information systems, describe your experience with various information systems, including web-based systems, you use in your personal life.
  • You must also conduct research on the topic of discussion using outside sources, in addition to your textbook, each week. You are encouraged to use the APUS Online Library to find scholarly articles related to the topics of discussion. You may also use the Internet to search for information, but make sure you only use scholarly and authoritative sources (not Wikipedia or other similar sites).
  • Write in your own words and avoid copying and pasting from other websites.
  • If you do quote from a source, keep quotations to a minimum – I would rather see you express your own understanding of what you learned from your sources, in your own words.
  • You must cite information from your textbook reading each week, as well as information from at least one additional outside source. Remember that citing a source does not mean you need to directly quote the source! Instead, you are encouraged to paraphrase and discuss (in your own words) the ideas you learned from the sources you consulted. Citations are used to give credit to the source from which you learned the ideas you are discussing – not the exact words.
  • Use in-text citations in the body of your post, in APA format. In addition, list your references at the bottom of your post, in APA format. There must be at least one in-text citation in the body of your post corresponding to each reference you list at the bottom of your post.
  • Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55 PM ET on Sunday each week.
  • Replies to classmates should be no less than 150 words each.
  • For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name.
  • Responses to classmates must be significant in content, to advance the discussion forward. Your responses should add additional insight to the discussion or challenge your classmates’ opinions.
  • You are encouraged to log into the classroom several times each week to participate in the class discussion on the forum.
  • Refer to the forum for more details on grading. Forum postings are a significant part of your grade and I will be looking for quality and depth in your participation in the weekly forum discussions.

Final Project

You will have a Final Project due at the end of Week 8. Detailed instructions for the final project will be posted in the Assignments area of the classroom at the beginning of Week 8.

Standards for Original Work:

All work submitted must be original work. Incidents of academic dishonesty will result in you failing the assignment, and repeat incidents will result in failing the course. I check forum posts and assignments regularly for incidents of plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Please read and understand the University policy on academic dishonesty (Plagiarism Policy). When writing about ideas learned from your sources, you must summarize the ideas in your own words (rather than using direct quotations from your sources). Be sure to provide appropriate citations and references on your forum posts and assignments to give credit to your sources for the ideas you are paraphrasing and writing about, even though you will not be directly quoting from your sources.

NameGrade %
Forums 42.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.25 %
Week 2 Forum 5.25 %
Week 3 Forum 5.25 %
Week 4 Forum 5.25 %
Week 5 Forum 5.25 %
Week 6 Forum 5.25 %
Week 7 Forum 5.25 %
Week 8 Forum 5.25 %
Assignments 48.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 5 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 8.00 %
Final Project 10.00 %
Final Project 10.00 %

Software Used:

  1. JAVA JDK (latest Java SE Development Kit @ ; it is the student’s responsibility to download and install this software. )
  2. Eclipse (latest Eclipse classic @
  3. Android SDK (

Software Installation Instructions –

  1. Refer to Android Studio Essentials Textbook Chapter 1

Additional references are found in the Lessons area of the classroom, embedded in the weekly lessons.

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:ENTD322 - required software for this course is not covered by the APUS Book Grant. Purchase information is available here - Cost may vary by subscription length.
ISBN:ENTD322 Software
Book Title:Android Studio Essentials- E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author:Cruz Zapata, Belen
Unit Cost:$29.44
Book Title:Pro Android 5 (5th Edition) - eBook is available through the APUS Online Library.
Publication Info:Apress
Author:MacLean, D.
Unit Cost:$30.01

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.