Keith's Blog

Apps for Teaching - Learning - Research

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  • 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...

  • App-Factory in the Media

    Not only has the App-Factory been mentioned in the Times Higher, but was selected as a case-study for the JISC Mobile Learning Infokit 2015 released last week: The JISC Mobile Learning Infokit is on: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/mobile-learning, and the App-Factory can be found under Pedagogy>Content Creation The following...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The App Awards

    The App Awards have been announced. The overall aim is to encourage creativity and incorporate the best student-generated content into apps that are suitable for distribution on the main app-stores. The App Awards comprise of three separate competitions that are being...

  • 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...

  • App for Prospective Students - Preview Version

    Yesterday I created an app for prospective students using the App-Factory. It uses exactly the same powerpoint and video materials from an app that I manually-coded in 2013. The main difference is that this time it took ten minutes to create the app...

  • Responsive Design Hits Academia!

    Most web designers will be familiar with the concept of Responsive Design to display content correctly for a range of screen-sizes for phone/tablet/desktop.  It is standard practice and done for obvious reasons. This is in stark contrast to academic lecture material...

  • Microbiology App Released

    The second version of the PA10282 Microbiology app is released. Last year, a similar app was trialled with a small number of students with encouraging evaluation results (see previous blog). On this basis it was decided to roll-out a revised app to our entire...