Designed to take the pain out of programming, Codio allows teachers to side step the time consuming task of setting up many programming tools (stacks) for the various operating systems on every single Mac or PC within an ICT suite and on students’ own machines. It also allows them to assign courses to specific classes, directly access student code stored on the cloud, assign marks and add notes anytime anywhere.
Unlike other players in the market such as Codeacademy who provide a basic introduction to coding, or Khan Academy, Coursera, Udemy and Udacity who offer content orientated solutions, Codio provides teachers and students with a strong underlying coding platform. It also supports the concept of ‘Open Source’ courses, allowing teaching content to be shared globally and copied and modified without restriction.
“My mission is to help teach the world to code”, said Founder and Digital Entrepreneur, Freddy May. “From life changing technologies to socially revolutionary applications, code is the centrepiece for industry, as we know it today – it is vital that we equip the next generation with the skills to compete in a global marketplace.”
1. Each Codio project is pre-installed with NodeJS, Ruby, Python, Java and C compilters as well as Git and Mercurial and other developer tools.