Keith's Blog

Apps for Teaching - Learning - Research

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  • 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...

  • Copyright Essentials

    Reflecting on the excellent LITEbox Copyright event yesterday, I wanted to provide some succinct guidelines for academics regarding copyright and the use of third-party materials. Many thanks to Lisa Slater, Legal Adviser, for her comments and advice. For further details about copyright please see http://www.bath.ac.uk/university-secretary/legal/copyright...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Top 5 Apps Requested by Students

    I've just received the results for the App Ideas Competition, which have been filtered to only include votes from students with bath.ac.uk email domains  So, I can officially announce that 'Boris the Bus Tracker' has won, and that Ellis Nugent has...

  • 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...