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This short free course is for anyone who is interested in mobile learning, specifically the potential mobile apps hold for learning and teaching. Over 12 consecutive weekdays, starting Dec 1st, take the time to read 12 short case studies written by educators from Ireland, the UK and America, and be inspired by the work that they are doing. Let us know what you think of what you’ve read and watched by leaving a comment on that day’s case study page, or tweet your thoughts using #12appsDIT.
For further information on how the 12 days will be run watch the short video above. If you have any queries or questions please contact Frances Boylan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To register, please go back to the registration page at https://the12appsofchristmas2016.wordpress.com.
The 12 Apps of Christmas at DIT is based on a similar programme, #RUL12AoC, devised by Chris Rowell (@CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.of Regent’s University in London. All materials provided on The 12 Apps of Christmas site are licensed under a Creative Commons Licence
Frances Boylan graduated from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (NUI) with a BEd (Hons) and taught for a number of years at primary level before attending Trinity College Dublin to undertake a MEd, specialising in Educational Management, followed by an MSc in IT in Education. She subsequently pursued her Doctorate with the University of Sheffield UK. Frances works currently in the area of eLearning Development within the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre (LTTC) at the Dublin Institute of Technology where she supports lecturers as they engage with technology enhanced learning practices. She supervises PhD students as well as masters students undertaking the MSc in Applied eLearning, and co-ordinates and lectures on other accredited Continuing Professional Development courses offered by the LTTC. She is a member of DIT’s Research Ethics Committee, and she reviews articles for a number of international journals. Frances is also a member of the National Panel of Teaching Practice Tutors with Waterford Institute of Technology.
* Huge thanks goes to Trevor Boland for designing the images for this year’s site again.
Trevor Boland graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design and the National College of Art and Design with a BDEs (Hons). He worked for a number of years in Primary and Secondary Schools as well as Youth Work settings. He then progressed into Lecturing in the Dublin Institute of Technology and in that time he completed a MSc in Creative Digital Media in DIT. He later moved into the role of Assistive Technology Officer in the DIT Disability Support Service which brought together two passions, technology and education. In this role he supports students with a broad spectrum of disabilities and facilitate Assistive Technology training and awareness sessions. Trevor has presented at events such as the Universal Design, EdTech and AHEAD to advocate bespoke technology tools that are intrinsic to the student experience in college. Other projects involve the creation of apps to support the induction into other DIT Schools such an app called PREP4DIT and GETSMART. He has begun his second masters in Applied E Learning in the LTTC in DIT.