University of Maryland and Vanderbilt University are offering a series of free MOOCs (massive online open courses) using the Coursera platform. Part 1 of the seven-part series (or “specialization” in Coursera jargon) is called “Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems” and the next session begins on January 7th, 2015. Join me there and check it out! The “specialization” as a whole is called Mobile Cloud Computing with Android. You can upgrade to “Signature Track” if you want to pay for certification. (Coursera has a “freemium” business model.) There are also some Android and Java MOOCs at Udacity and edX but I haven’t investigated those yet.