Press Release

Franklin University Partners with Wappler to Provide Students with a Direct Path to Technology Careers


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (September 30, 2020)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce its partnership with Wappler. Producers of visual, low code productivity tools for web designers and developers,  Wappler provides the resources to create rich data-driven, highly interactive web sites, and mobile apps. Through this strategic partnership, students in Franklin University's Interactive Media Design (IMD) program will have access, at no cost, to software that will help prepare them to fill the demand for highly-skilled interactive media designers.

"With Wappler and its Low Code Visual tools, students can learn the latest web technologies in a whole new, fully visual and interactive way. Even without any coding background, creative people can unleash their creativity and deliver full-blown, interactive web sites and mobile apps," shared George Petrov, CEO, Wappler. "The Franklin University is one of the pioneers in new interactive learning technologies. We at Wappler are excited to work together and provide their students with free Wappler licenses so they can empower the latest visual tools and learn the latest web technologies, without any technological limitations."

Through the addition of Wappler, student designers and developers now have access to a tool that combines the best visual tools with low-code and full-code environments.  Students can build their skills working with application design and development for a full range of platforms from web to mobile including data rich enterprise grade applications. The partnership adds to the robust software and technologies already in use in the program's curriculum, such as Adobe® Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Wappler provides a common tool that both designers and developers can work and communicate in a single tool that eliminates commination and coordination issues typical in such relationships.

With the demand for interactive media designers predicted to increase by 12 percent between 2018 and 2029, students with key coding skillsets will be uniquely positioned to take advantage of a variety of career options.

"Franklin University is proud to launch this partnership with Wappler," said Dan Bell, program chair, Interactive Media Design. "Providing access, at no cost, to this industry resource adds yet another element of best practice to our students' academic and career preparation, helping position them as top candidates to fill the industry's evolving needs."

Learn more about Franklin University's Interactive Media Design program:

About Wappler
Wappler is a leading producer of low code, visual productivity tools for creating rich data driven, highly interactive web sites and mobile apps. It offers great visual design and integration of standard frameworks allowing for full freedom and rich productivity. Wappler supports many frameworks for front-end and back-end solutions as well as visual design tools and workflow editors.

Wappler is a result of 20 year of development work in the shadows of Adobe, extending their products with great components and plugins. Now since its first release in 2018 – Wappler has attracted thousands of users around the world. Behind Wappler, there is a huge community of users around the globe using the product and delivering feedback of new ideas that out development team quickly integrates in the product.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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