Mobile Learning: Get Appy!

Overview

Have you thought about using mobile apps with your students but didn't know where to get started, or even if it would be of any benefit anyway?

Come along to this workshop and get some of your questions answered. Try out a few great apps that can be embedded quickly and easily into your teaching and assessment practices, and consider the little changes you can make to encourage your students to utilise the power of apps to begin personalising their learning.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this 1.5 hour hands-on workshop you will be able to:

  • consider the benefits mobile technologies have to offer when integrated effectively into teaching, learning and/or assessment practices
  • plan the integration of mobile technologies into a range of classroom activities
  • understand the issues to be considered when deciding to integrate mobile technologies
  • use some interesting apps
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all staff, both academic and support, who engage with students. A minimum of five participants are needed in order for the workshop to proceed.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop key skills & competencies in students
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities
Any pre-requisites / advance preparation required?

For this workshop, participants will need to bring with them a smart phone or tablet. Also, before the workshop, please look at The 12 Apps of Christmas websites for both 2014 and 2015 and install on your device any of the apps noted there that interest you. 

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Frances Boylan of the LTTC and Trevor Boland of the DIT Disability Support Service.