Peer Assisted Learning

  • Making a Maker Club

    By Keith Brown and Peter Sloan We are pleased to announce that funding from the Santander Technology Fund has now been confirmed. This blog post provides a brief overview of the project. Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm Samuel Taylor Coleridge...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Student App - How drugs work: Kidneys and Diuretics

      Cristina Dumitru is an exceptional student. She has won various awards during her 4 years as an undergraduate, culminating in the university's top student prize 'the Chancellor's Award' in July 2014 (details here). She also achieved a first-class MPharm degree...

  • OTC Remedies App

    In a previous post I mentioned our amazing students. The story continues. Steph Shale has been utilising her video drawing skills to good effect with a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) app for 'Over the Counter (OTC) Remedies'. About 5 weeks ago, I asked Steph to...

  • Peer Assisted Learning Apps

    I really like the idea of learning materials developed by students for students. I understand that the HEA seem pretty hot on this idea too, referring to it as 'Student Partnerships'. I have two apps being developed by students (Steph...