Keith's Blog

Apps for Teaching - Learning - Research

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  • App Factory First Trial

    First time that an academic has tried the App-Factory. I asked Dr. Julie Letchford to create the new Microbiology app using the updated powerpoint files that had been previously prepared by herself and Albert Bolhuis. This is an app to accompany the...

  • 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...

  • An App for Microbiology

    I've just heard that we will be updating the educational content of the app 'Introduction to Microbiology'. Although released as an Android app last year, we encountered some difficulties distributing to students.  However, in November 2013 we did manage to trial with a small...

  • A Triumph for Student Digital Literacy

    Steph Shale, a fourth year MPharm student has produced an engaging You-Tube video to accompany her Health Psychology coursework: This builds upon skills gained from the 'Building Bridges' digital literacy project (http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/pharmnews/2013/12/17/building-bridges/). Sometimes our students amaze me. Steph came to my office a few weeks...

  • Socrative a success with students

    We recently piloted an audience feedback system called Socrative which uses students' own mobile devices instead of clickers.  As an observer, at the back of the room, I watched as Hannah Family stopped the lecture about half-way for a few...

  • A World of Opportunities

    Right now, sitting alone in my office (in the real world), I am also immersed and engaged in a virtual world inside 'Second Life' (SL). Following a meeting with Professor Liz Falconer on Tuesday, I have been inspired to put...

  • Apps for 6th Formers

    We have just been given the go-ahead for the following project which is funded by the Faculty of Science Teaching Development Fund. The reviewers commented as follows: "A great idea to get students to develop learning material for other students....