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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Expert Patient on Skype

    Credit for this project belongs to Dr Hannah Family in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Dr Wali Aslam from Department of Politics Languages & International Studies.  It is a simple but effective use of technology for teaching and learning.  Using Skype...

  • Facebook Student Hub

    This is a guest blog by my colleague Ellie Jones. It is a summary of a small focus group that explored options for the implementation of a social media hub for students in our department. The Visitor/Resident mapping worked well and we are now aiming to implement a digital skills...

  • 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...

  • 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...