Approaching apps for learning, teaching and research

Fiona Macneill

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Abstract

The search for and identification of apps for support of learning, teaching and research is a common barrier for new users of smart devices. Initial forays into the respective app stores can reap confusing and unrewarding results. In new users this experience can contribute to a level of frustration and also the perception that the device is limited when compared to a desktop computer. Finding time-efficient strategies for app discovery, in tandem with consideration of the place of apps in your teaching arsenal, is key to the successful use of a smart device. This chapter outlines pragmatic strategies for integrating apps into your existing workflow and considers teaching scenarios where an app or apps can be used to solve a specific problem or to fill a new niche.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart learning: teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education
EditorsA. Middleton
Place of PublicationSheffield, UK
PublisherMedia-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group and Sheffield Hallam University
Pages238-264
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)1843873834
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2015

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    Macneill, F. (2015). Approaching apps for learning, teaching and research. In A. Middleton (Ed.), Smart learning: teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education (pp. 238-264). Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group and Sheffield Hallam University. http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=503