Apps

  • It's official - I'm a Social Media Superstar!

    Jisc have announced their top 10 UK higher education social media superstars of 2017, and I'm honored to be included! The top ten higher education social media superstars of 2017 There’s also an announcement in Times Higher Magazine But in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stuiz

    A guest blog by our student Azhar Jamal who previously worked for me on some app projects. He entered the Jisc Student Ideas Competition 2016 and has now secured funding to commercialise his own app idea 'Stuiz'.  I wish him every success.  Here he...

  • Study-Space App

    Study-Space is a small-scale experimental social-media type app, implemented as a forum, but with a few extra features. Based on previous experience with Facebook groups and the input and encouragement from students, an app was implemented for iOS and Android. An over-riding issue for students was...

  • Antibiotics Guardian App

    Our Contribution to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Alumni Adam Norman has really pulled out the stops to finish this latest Alumni-Assisted Learning (AAL) app. In just three weeks, in his spare time, Adam created the educational content.  The app was released...

  • 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...