Student Competitions

Pearson Selects Student Coding Contest Winners

Pearson has selected the winners for its second annual Student Coding Contest, which asks students to create apps designed to help others learn.

Alex Ngure, from the University of Minnesota, took first place and $5,000 for CrowdLearn, an app that allows students to share learning resources and start or find study groups. The app also provides statistics for instructors about what the students are discussing through the app.

Second place and $2,500 went to Garrett Smith, of Harper College, for his Curriculab app, which allows an instructor group or department to create curriculum units or lesson plans collaboratively.

Troy University's Yhlas Jorayev, Christopher Siegler, Ryan Jones and Nicholas Brantley rounded out the top three and won $1,000 for an app, QuickDef, that provides definitions for unfamiliar words on tests to help non-native English speakers.

About the Author

Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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