Through its new Academic Program, Coghead is giving teachers and students free access to its online, do-it-yourself platform for developing web applications. Reportedly used by more than 25,000 businesses and individuals, the platform enables users to develop rich internet applications without writing code, Coghead says. For example, Guillermo Asper, professor of information systems at University of Brasilia and a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, is using Coghead in his classroom to provide a basic understanding of database development and teach students how to develop business information system applications. “The Coghead Academic Program provides a complete and inexpensive way for academic labs, faculty, and students to stay on the leading edge of application development,” said Paul McNamara, Coghead CEO. “Students who might otherwise sit passively in a classroom and simply be lectured to can now roll up their sleeves and create applications that can transform the way they think about the adaptability of computer technology to the business world.”

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