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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Apps for Promoting Research

    Light-Activated Sun Cream App May was Skin Cancer Awareness month, and on Thursday 28th May a small group from the department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology set-up a display in the Lime Tree Cafe at lunchtime.  The event was organised by the central...

  • 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...

  • PAL Apps Student Evaluation

    Student Evaluation of 4 Peer Assisted Learning Apps   The evaluation results for four Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) apps have now been collected. Undergraduates in my department were able to download and install the apps on their Android and iOS devices from...

  • Survey of Microbiology App

    I have recently collected the survey results for the Microbiology App released at the end of October (previous post). We had an amazing 30% response rate to the survey by our first year students.  So that was 54 out of a total...