App Factory

  • Placements App

    A new app has been completed for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Created by recent alumni Adam Norman, the target users are students in every year of the pharmacy degree course. It aims to to provide comprehensive information about getting the most...

  • LITEbox Launch

    How fantastic to bring together all the aspects of how we are using technology for teaching, learning and research across the university! It was good to see so many people at the LITEbox launch on Wednesday, and I really enjoyed presenting my work...

  • SEDA Magazine

    My first SEDA article, copy just received in the post. This is Issue 16.1 of the Magazine 'Educational Developments'. Thank-you SEDA: I've received emails from people at other universities who are looking at a similar student app ecosystem at their university, or possibly...

  • App-Factory in the Media

    Not only has the App-Factory been mentioned in the Times Higher, but was selected as a case-study for the JISC Mobile Learning Infokit 2015 released last week: The JISC Mobile Learning Infokit is on: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/mobile-learning, and the App-Factory can be found under Pedagogy>Content Creation The following...

  • Alumni Funding for App Factory

    We've secured funding from the Alumni Fund to further develop and roll-out a student-driven app ecosystem. This builds on previous work that was funded by two Teaching Development Fund (TDF) grants that have resulted in the prototype App-Factory software, which is at...

  • Digoxin App

    I'm pleased to announce another Peer-Assisted Learning app for Pharmacy and Pharmacology undergraduates... This is a small app about the drug Digoxin, which is covered in the second year programme unit 'PA20016 : Cardiovascular, Renal and PNS Pharmacology'. It is now available...

  • App for Prospective Students - Preview Version

    Yesterday I created an app for prospective students using the App-Factory. It uses exactly the same powerpoint and video materials from an app that I manually-coded in 2013. The main difference is that this time it took ten minutes to create the app...

  • Microbiology App Released

    The second version of the PA10282 Microbiology app is released. Last year, a similar app was trialled with a small number of students with encouraging evaluation results (see previous blog). On this basis it was decided to roll-out a revised app to our entire...

  • App Factory First Trial

    First time that an academic has tried the App-Factory. I asked Dr. Julie Letchford to create the new Microbiology app using the updated powerpoint files that had been previously prepared by herself and Albert Bolhuis. This is an app to accompany the...

  • Student App - Quizbank

    Another student app. I wasn't expecting to release this one until September but the questions were already done, so I changed my mind. I also wanted to see how long it would take me to make native apps for both iOS and Android using my...