Intro to Coding

Get ready to jumpstart a career with global impact. Earn credit while learning in-demand skills like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Now Enrolling for Summer 2022!

Enhance your resume by tackling real-world projects from global companies including:

Our World Needs More Developers

$72,000. That’s the average salary for an entry-level Web Developer in the US. With more aspects of daily life shifting online, Web Devs are more in-demand than ever, and companies everywhere are willing to pay a pretty penny to anyone that can turn their ideas into a reality. 


Want to become a changemaker? Come join us.

Earn Credits & Real-World Skills

Six Credits. One Global Tech Experience.

 May 23, 2022 - July 29, 2022

COURSE 1 | 3 CREDITS

Intro to Web Design with HTML, CSS, & Bootstrap

Don’t be fooled by the word “intro.” On your first day, you’ll start learning how to build beautiful mobile and web experiences for users around the world, using best practices in UI/UX design.


After this course, you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand web design skills
  • Develop a portfolio of real-world projects and your very own websites
  • Have experience with intercultural training used by the UN 
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with diverse team members
  • Receive HTML & CSS certification for your resume and Linkedin

Course Codes:

Elective credit

UIS 301

COURSE 2 | 3 CREDITS

Web Development with Javascript & APIs

Picking up where Web Design left off, with Web Dev you’ll advance your coding knowledge with JavaScript — building real dynamic web apps and bringing websites to life for users around the globe.


In this course, you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand coding skills
  • Enhance your portfolio by building front end web apps using JavaScript
  • Successfully navigate challenging situations with increased emotional intelligence 
  • Expertly engage in intercultural communication and collaboration with diverse peers
  • Receive a JavaScript & Web Development Certification for your resume and LinkedIn

Course Codes:

UIS 302

Elective credit

INTERCULTURAL

Intercultural Competency & Leadership Skills

The world is changing how we work and connect with each other. Whether your future team collaborates in-person or remotely across continents, building skills like emotional intelligence, listening for understanding and managing bias will help you stand out in your future job search.

How It Works

Take everything you know about online courses and throw it away. Applying the best of both worlds, this experience blends the structured familiarity of in-person classes with the ease and convenience of virtual learning, delivering you the tools and resources you need to succeed. Experience high-quality content, engaging group discussions and develop relevant, applicable skills from the moment you log in.

Interactive,

Online Sessions

Once you’ve tackled the modules on your own, meet with your peers twice weekly in LiveLab, a virtual classroom conducted over Zoom.


During these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your peers and instructor to deepen your understanding and get additional hands-on practice.

No Tests,

No Quizzes

Instead of being graded on learning theories and memorizing formulas, this course will be open-world, where you can use all the resources around you to solve real problems.


Skill Builders and Portfolio Projects will help you apply relevant concepts and demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

Flexible,
Online Learning

Whether you prefer to work at your desk at 2 PM or on your couch at 2 AM, our 100% online experience gives you the flexibility to learn your way, every day. 


Each week, you’ll complete online modules containing Hollywood-produced Video Lectures and tangible exercises, set to a schedule that works best for you.

One-On-One,

Guided Support

You're going to feel confident and fully supported every step of the way.


If a specific assignment has you stumped, reach out to our 1:1 on-demand Tutoring Center or attend weekly group Study Halls! Need help catching up or have questions? Your dedicated Program Advisor is here to be your personal success coach.

What You'll Learn

Each module in this course is designed to make you career-ready. Using relevant case studies and a learn-by-doing approach, you'll build real websites, functioning web apps, and even your own portfolio site.

Dr. Matthew Small

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Matthew Small

But Mighty.

Knowledge is power, technology is the future and Matthew is the bridge that will connect you to the plethora of possibilities they create. Based on years of experience leading world-renowned projects for Google Assistant, Google AR/VR, and co-creating behavioral programming in partnership with the Gates Foundation, he is steadfast in one, single belief: Coding is for everyone. 


Whether you’re planning for a career in tech, business, health or even art, grab a seat and prepare to take your future career to the next level.

The OG Outdoorsman:

 Avid Skier & Swimmer

High Performance Computing Researcher with Los Alamos National Lab

Former Senior Software Engineer at Google

Senior Software Architect on Emmersiv Autism Gaming for Xbox Kinect

Coding is like a language: It takes practice to properly use and understand, but regardless of your age, background or experience level, anyone can learn it. And once you do, so many opportunities open up for you.

HEY! I'M IFE.

Every week, I’ll assist any way I can during our virtual LiveLabs to make sure you’re properly retaining the info from the Video Lectures.

Personalized Support

Right At Your Fingertips

IFE
LiveLab Instructor

We know you got this. But for the times you need a helping hand, we’ve compiled a slew of resources to make sure you achieve the best results.

LANDON HERE!

Missed a class? Having some issues submitting assignments? LMK! Together, we’ll troubleshoot any hiccups that get in the way of you having a smooth learning experience.

LANDON
Program Advisor

Don't Just Take Our Word For It ...

I have learned so much and there are no prerequisites — anyone can learn from this course.

SOPHOMORE | Info. Technology

The support in this course is so amazing. You can take this course even when you are super busy with life.

SOPHOMORE | Environ. Science

With tech becoming a huge part of all businesses, I feel this is a great class to take.

ALUM | Psychology

This was such a phenomenally helpful course for me: It was so incredibly illuminating, and I'm not sure I can really narrow down what I liked most.

ALUM | Marketing

I learned information that will help me in the workforce one day, something I've never learned in a regular college course.

FRESHMAN | Finance

The learning approach was unlike most other online courses I've taken, and delightfully so! This is how it should be done.

JUNIOR | Nursing

FAQs

The Widener Global Tech Experience will be offered during the Summer Term from May 23, 2022 to July 29, 2022.

Class will be broken up into two parts:

  1. The Video Lectures are high-quality, recorded online videos and can be completed any time — day or night — but you will need to stay on track with your Widener peers.
  2. The virtual classrooms, LiveLabs, are twice a week, conducted over Zoom video chat with your classmates.

For the Widener Global Tech Experience, the LiveLab time for all three experiences will be:

  • Wednesdays/Fridays from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (America/New York)

More time options may be added in the future. You are required to attend LiveLabs with your classmates weekly.

Twice a week, you will participate in a face-to-face, online session with your LiveLab instructor and classmates to discuss project work and provide Q&A on previous lectures.

You will have access to an on-demand online tutor, a coach to make sure you stay on track, a peer pod for group work and weekly live discussions.

No, these courses are designed for all backgrounds and majors. Rather than starting your courses in theory, you will start with a focus on real-world application, using tools that remove complexity. These courses are not just "open note" — they are "open everything," just like the real world.

These courses will require you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer (Chromebooks and tablets are NOT compatible), stable high-speed internet and a webcam.

  • For Windows, a computer with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or later is required.
  • For Macs, a model from 2009 or newer is required.

You will receive all other materials and software licensing.

Yes, visiting students may take the course. After reserving your seat, you'll receive instructions with next steps to complete your visiting student application.

The program cost for Summer Term is treated just like any other six- (6) credit hour course with tuition and fees.

*Note: You may be eligible to receive financial aid for this program — please speak to the Financial Aid office to learn more.

  • Current Widener undergraduate students are eligible to receive six- (6) credits upon completion of each experience.
    Consult your program advisor for more details.

No, you can participate from anywhere.

All Widener undergraduate students are welcome to apply!

The Widener Global Tech Experience are offered in partnership with Podium Education, the leader in developing online programs that empower universities to prepare students for high-growth careers in the digital economy.

This experience is offered through Widener University

Contact Widener Global Tech Experience Team at (610) 490-8190.
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