Keith's Blog

Apps for Teaching - Learning - Research

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  • UniDoodle

    UniDoodle: An Interactive Classroom App A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Dr. Fiona Dickinson asked for help finding an app which could be used by students to ‘draw at her’ during a lecture. In other words, to allow students...

  • An Experiment with Social Media

    Introduction Study-Space is a Social Media/eFeedback type of app that I built which has been designed and coded in collaboration with students.  The idea was conceived about 18 months ago as a way to overcome some of the issues encountered...

  • Using PowerPoint as a Video Editor

    For those not confident with, or with no experience of video production, and without access to video software and skills, this guide provides a simple method and workflow, using some of Powerpoint’s lesser known audio and video features. The guide has...

  • Student Co-Design using Agile

    Following an invitation from Dr Steve Cazyer, Director of Studies, I was involved with a session for the MSc Innovation and Technology Management. This involved some 30 international students studying the programme unit 'Managing Product Development'. For me, it was an...

  • Student Co-Creators and Digital Skills

    A couple of years ago, I starting thinking about a Digital Skills Centre (DSC), where academics can go to get media developed, and where the work is co-created by students.  The students thereby gain digital capabilities to enhance their employability....

  • Using Technology for Engagement and Feedback

    On 5th November I ran a session for student Academic Reps about the technology for engaging with students and finding a way to obtain comments that can be used to feedback to the Staff Student Liason Committees (SSLC). Although my presentation...

  • Student Animations for Research Dissemination

    The one thing that gives me the greatest satisfaction is helping students to reach their full potential. Although my skill-set is vastly more technical than pedagogical, there have been a number of students that I have helped to gain some...