The use of mobile apps in higher education is starting to change the way we research, learn and collaborate in higher education. Social networking apps like Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress and Pinterest are all great for research, seeking teaching resources and developing your professional network. Mobile apps are enabling us to transform learning activities in ways that were inconceivable in the past. But there are still many issues to resolve; how can apps be integrated into our existing courses? How will lecturers become confident in their use? Do they actually improve the student learning experience?
Chris Rowell is Deputy Learning Technology Manager at Regent’s University London. He is a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) and Assistant Editor of the Association for Learning Technology’s (ALT) newsletter. Previously he has been a member of the Staff and Educational Development Association’s (SEDA) National Executive and Conference Committee and is also founding member SEDA’s Special Interest Group on Technology-Enhanced Practice. Currently he is doing a Doctorate of Education at UCL.
Steve Dawes is a Learning Technology Content Developer at Regent’s University London. Steve’s research interests are based around mobile technology and has recently presented his work at the Blackboard User Group and OER15. He is currently studying on a PGHE Certificate. For the last two years Steve and Chris have developed and shared their online CPD course promoting apps in Higher Education called the ’12 Apps of Christmas’ http://tinyurl.com/12aoc
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