I agree on how powerful APIs can be but would like to highlight that understanding API Economy is essential also for other people too than just for developers. Developers are hardly making decisions what is going to be implemented. This was told in the course book, too, but not included in the definition.
Are you a student?
This course is designed for Master's level studies, but you can also include it in other forms of educations. Continue reading this page about the learning goals and how you can use this course as part of your studies.
Are you a professional looking to update your skills?
You can also take this course as part of your professional development. Get a certificate for achievement for your CV, LinkedIn profile or to submit to your HR records.
Are you a teacher?
You can use this course as part of your curriculum. If you need to, you can give your own instructions for the final project. Please contact us at Osaango for more detailed instructions ([email protected])
FREE! The course has been developed in cooperation with Tampere University and Osaango, and it's available free at least until the end of 2019. Professor Marko Seppänen and APItalista and certified teacher, consultant and architect Marjukka Niinioja have designed the course curriculum.
All students who submit the assignments and the final project will get a free certification of completion.
If you are not enrolled at a university or can't get credits accepted there, you can pay 95 € (+ any applicable VAT) to get your final project graded and a certificate of achievement.
What will you learn on this course
You will learn the basics of why API economy is important part of economy, and how to inject APIs into the strategy of an organization.
The focus of this course is more in providing Open APIs than in internal or private APIs, but you will get to understand all types of APIs.
The course is structured so that you will first learn about the relationship of APIs to business models, including the platform economy as a business model. Then you will learn how to create value through APIs by designing them the right way. You will also learn the basics of attracting the most important customer group, the API consumers, mostly developers and their managers.
The learning goals of this course are:
Learn how to create competitive, smart offering with APIs
Understand the difference between business models and APIs
in Platforms, Platform Economy or Partner Ecosystems
Start building or buying the right API for the right
the purpose in the right way
Market to B2D (Business-to-Developers) segment and
build a competitive edge with good Developer Experience (DX)
No previous knowledge of APIs needed and no technical no-how, but also suitable for IT professionals wanting to learn more about business-side of APIs.
Each section of the course has resource materials listed. We aim to use only freely readable academic articles, but there may be some you might not be able to access unless you are enrolled at a university. We try to keep these to a minimum. A book "API Economy 101" is a recommended companion for this course.