Registrations now open

With technology at the forefront of everything we do, the importance of bringing it into the classroom has never been more evident. While there are many classroom apps for students already available, the majority are created by non-educators and don’t meet practical classroom needs. Developing your own educational app to meet specific learning needs can be a useful and creative teaching tool to engage students, share useful teaching resources and support students in making their own apps.

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

Who should participate

This 13-hour online module has been designed for pre-service teachers, teachers and education leaders who want to learn how to create an app for their classroom activities. Creating Apps in the Classroom is also for edupreneurs with an interest in developing an educational app from an identified learning need.

For Australian educators, this module 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



  • Online


18 March - 14 April 2019

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


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.


$324.50 (GST included).

Fees include access to online materials.

Registrations close at 11pm 4 March 2019.


For more information about the course, contact Faculty of Education events.

For more information about registration or payments queries, contact the QUTeX team.

Registrations now open


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.


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.


Registrations now open


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 QUTeX courses.


To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to QUTeX.

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.


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