Monday 13 July 2015

David Simmons, Louise Rice, Selam Zeru, Sonya​ Andermahr

On June 15, the University of Northampton’s School of the Arts held the very first ‘Opportunities for Applications’ Symposium. The event proved to be was an enlightening day for all involved, drawing together a range of educators, students and business representatives in discussions about the use of apps in Higher Education pedagogy.

The symposium included presentations from the ‘Opps for Apps’ and ‘Apps for Innovation’ teams, Rob Farmer (Learning Designer) and Sabine Coady Schaebitz (Director of the Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment).

A definite highlight in understanding the design process behind creating apps was the talk by representatives Louise Rice and Selam Zeru, from the award winning app company Touchpress.

The symposium attracted participants from across the University of Northampton including the School of The Arts, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Education and the Research and Strategic Bidding Office. More details on the event (and the ‘Opps for Apps’ project) can be found at the ongoing blog.

Symposium organisers Sonya Andermahr, David Simmons, and Larissa Allwork commented: “In many ways the day was the culmination of a year’s worth of work into the pedagogic potential of apps. It was great to hear from such a diverse selection of speakers, including staff from across the university and those from the industry itself. Finding out more about the innovative work being done in the areas of blended learning and apps was a boon to everyone that was able to attend.”​

Pictured left to right: David Simmons, Louise Rice, Selam Zeru, Sonya​ Andermahr.

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