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Apps and education

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Date

17 November 2021

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17 November 2021

online 13:00 - 15:30

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About the Event

Apps and education

 

Open to all members, join us for this ucisa event considering best practices of mobile applications in education, to ensure that they contribute positively to the student experience.

Fashion dictates that every organisation has an App, but how do we make sure that an App adds value to its users? Frequently an App is demanded by organisations rather than considering how it will form a part of the students life and workflow. This leads to Apps being popular for the first week of session and gradually disappearing for the rest of the student journey.

How do we ensure that our Apps have meaning and value for the student? What will keep the App on students’ phones? How are we best to manage them and keep them regularly updated?

Speakers

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Julie Arbuthnott

Service Design Lead

University of Glasgow

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Sara Somerville

Systems Development Manager

University of Glasgow

Donna Brawley

Donna Brawley

Collaboration Services Manager

University of Strathclyde

Natalie Hugo

Natalie Hugo

Business Analyst

University of Strathclyde

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Cherry Doyle

Product Owner

University of Birmingham

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Cherry Doyle has extensive experience as Business Analyst and has been with the University of Birmingham for over 2 years. After her role as Senior Business Analyst, she became Product Owner, where she is focused on improving the user experience and providing students with a highly personalised experience within their app.

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Daniel Taylor

Sales Director

Ready Education

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Daniel Taylor has been with Ready Education, former Collabco, for over 2 years. In that time he has helped many Higher and Further Education institutions optimise the student experience, and drive student success in the process.

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Robert Greer

Back-end Development Lead

University of Strathclyde

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Robert Greer is the lead API service developer for the Strathclyde App, with over 15 years' experience as a full-stack Web developer at the University of Strathclyde

Event Schedule

Wednesday

1:00 PM

Introduction and welcome

1:05 PM

Doing the hokey cokey: The story of app development at the University of Glasgow

Sara Somerville and Julie Arbuthnott, University of Glasgow
1:35 PM

Student App timetables: the endless search for Business As Usual?

Donna Brawley, Collaboration Services Manager, Natalie Hugo, Business Analyst and Robert Greer, Back-end Development Lead, University of Strathclyde
2:05 PM

Break

2:45 PM

Apps and education open discussion

3:15 PM

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