With NEOMA Coding School, NEOMA introduces its students to web development
Published on 01 February 2021 by NEOMA
Today, the development of digital technology is such that coding has become an essential skill. Faced with this fact, NEOMA Business School launches the NEOMA Coding School, a digital, community and collaborative platform for learning web development. With the NEOMA Coding School, accessible since February 1st, students and graduates of the School can now self-train in web coding at their own pace and according to their needs. It will be used during coding courses given on the Rouen, Reims and Paris campuses.
Coding: a new professional skill that is essential in a digital world
Mastering coding and its languages has become an indispensable skill. Faced with this situation, NEOMA Business School is launching a digital platform, which will allow students and graduates of the School to approach the basics of coding. “Through this new platform, we complete the training of our students in the field of web development. The objective is not to train IT development specialists but to provide them with the fundamentals of digital culture to exchange more easily with web experts, and thus evolve successfully in a resolutely digital professional environment” explains Delphine Manceau, Dean of NEOMA Business School. “This project is fully in line with our current approach centered around innovation and tomorrow’s businesses“.
More than 25 languages are offered on this digital platform. Complete modules on Python, HTML, CSS, PHP, JQuery, Ajax and MySQL will be deployed initially. Other languages will be added as and when needed. “Learning the coding allows to structure the thought while respecting the rules of a specific language (syntactic rules, algorithmic logic …). In addition, this learning process includes the obligation to analyze a project at 360°,” explains Denis Gallot, Director of the Rouen Campus and Startup Lab. “With the platform, students can learn how to create a website or an application. They can also learn how to develop calculation tools in finance. Students and graduates supported in our incubators or start-up gas pedals will also be able to create a digital model* of their project on the platform,” adds Denis Gallot.
*geometric representation of a product in 3D
A collaborative and scalable platform
The Coding School NEOMA is based on a collaborative and community “marketplace” type platform for learning web development. It has been designed so that each user (student, graduate, teacher…) can learn alone or with the help of others. Thus, each user can receive advice from other users and/or offer help, according to his own skills. Each user can thus be both a learner and/or a trainer.
This platform relies on an active and participative pedagogy centered on the learner and project oriented. It provides basic modules and courses that everyone can enrich. The platform also allows for the creation of autonomous courses and courses that allow users of the platform to train digitally at their own pace. “There are no prerequisites required to start with a language. The courses offered are adapted according to the user’s wishes. For example, a student who wants to develop an e-commerce site can choose a specific course that includes the different languages required for his or her project,” explains Denis Gallot.
NEOMA Coding School will also be integrated into the coding courses already given at NEOMA on the Rouen, Reims and Paris campuses. Each professor will be able to carry out all or part of a distance or face-to-face coding course.
An ecosystem of services and tools with high added value for optimal learning
This platform is complemented by tools with high added value:
- Collaborative projects: this project development service allows users to work simultaneously on the same web project without having to send each other the updated version: the project is placed in the cloud and is accessible to all.
- Services of visios and webcasts
The program also consists of a set of tools to facilitate the learning of the code:
- A complete learning environment combining an advanced code editor and a web browser;
- A database of Moocs, tutorials, web resources such as code libraries …;
- Cases to solve and exercises to deal with with an intelligent correction system;
- A mixed coaching (professors, professionals, students) based on community mutual aid;
- Thematic conferences animated in streaming by digital actors;
- A collaborative and community system allowing any “expert” user to be able to intervene remotely on the screen of a user blocked on a learning process.
This program will also be able to train in other techniques such as application development or web design.