Overview

Registrations close 5pm Friday 12 October 2018.

Over four weeks, you'll create an educational app to support learning activities in your classroom. After learning this process, you can continue to create and share useful teaching resources, and support your students in creating their own apps.

There are many educational apps available, but the majority are created by non-educators. This course will allow you to build an app customised to your students’ learning needs. You will also learn how to integrate the app into your teaching and learning.

This 13-hour module expands on the optional two-hour preview course offered through FutureLearn.

Who should participate

This course is designed for pre-service teachers, teachers, and education leaders who want to create a simple app to support their classroom activities.

For Australian educators, this workshop aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):

  • 1.2 Understand how students learn
  • 2.6 Information and Communication Technology
  • 3.3 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.4 Select and use resources
  • 4.1 Support student participation
  • 4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
  • 6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
  • 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • 6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
  • 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Delivery

External:

  • Online

When:

29 October - 25 November 2018

This course runs for 4 weeks (approximately 3 hours per week).

Details:

This course will be held entirely online, via Blackboard, QUT's online learning platform.

Blackboard access can remain active for 2 weeks after the course.

Cost

$324.50 (GST included).

Contact

For more information about course content or assessment, contact Faculty of Education events.

For registration or payment queries, contact Continuing Professional Education.


Registrations close 5pm Friday 12 October 2018.

Content

In this activity-based course, you will learn how to:

  • develop an idea from an identified learning need
  • design and develop a simple app that meets a learning need
  • test a prototype with students
  • upload the app to an app store, if desired.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify a learning need in your teaching context
  • develop an educational app that meets a learning need
  • seek feedback from potential users.

You’ll also be issued a Certificate of Attainment for 13 hours of CPD.

Workshop facilitator

Dr Vinesh Chandra

Vinesh is a teacher and a researcher at QUT. He is particularly interested in using technologies to enhance the quality of education in classrooms throughout the world.

Registration info

Registrations close 5pm Friday 12 October 2018.

Payment

Registration payments are required at the time of booking. You'll need to pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Cancellation

If you want to cancel your registration, email Continuing Professional Education at least ten business days before the workshop.

If you cancel at least ten business days before the course commences, you will receive a partial refund, ie. the total fee minus a non-refundable $100 administration fee. No registration refunds will be made after this time.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as unavailability of staff. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.

Privacy

The personal information you supply when you register helps us to manage your course registration and participation. Participant information may also be used for quality assurance and evaluation purposes, to help ensure that the courses and programs we provide are of high quality.

Your personal information may be disclosed to related third parties external to QUT for the purposes of facilitating your participation in the course.