Our Media Application research explores the potential to support and enhance learning through the use of mobile connected platforms and their integration with open pedagogy and collaborative practice.
The first ‘trendsetting’ app was conceived and developed by Pete Woodbridge together with the photography team and was talked about by the Times Higher Education, British Journal of Photography and Professional Photographer magazine and was described by Professor David Campbell as ‘an innovation in photography education’.
The team have since been able to further extend the capability of the technology and further its innovations for mobile based learning and increase access from it’s wider community with support from JISC and in partnership with The Serious Games Institute. The team are delighted now to be able to offer ‘active’ and ‘personalised’ engagement on the go, so class members and interested observers (attending or remote) are able to access course content, view photographic and moving image work in interactive and engaged ways, follow the conversation on twitter, share or favourite to read at a later date, and can sit back and listen to a host of educational podcasts in the iTunes U collection.
The success of these projects have only been possible through the active support and critical feedback from our global community of practitioners and participants who we see as our co-creators & collaborators in finding new and innovative ways to enhance and inform our educational practice.