Queensland University of Technology

Creating apps in the classroom

Delivered online

Queensland University of Technology
Enrolment Date(s):
24 August 2020
2 weeks
$275 AUD
Enrolment deadline:
24 Aug 2020

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Course description

Learn how to create apps to use in your own teaching practice

There are many educational apps available, but the majority are created by non-educators.

Platforms for developing apps are becoming increasingly user-friendly, so it’s easier for teachers to create apps to support their own classroom activities.

In this course, you’ll learn how to play a more proactive role as an app creator. You’ll learn how to create at least five pages of a simple app that can be used to demonstrate how content, technology and pedagogy are related.

By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use an app creation site to design and develop a sample app.

What topics will you cover?

  • Why use digital technologies in the classroom
  • How content, technology and pedagogy are related
  • How other educators have engaged with app creation activities
  • How an app works
  • The process of creating an app

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Explain the interconnectness between content, technology and pedagogy
  • Describe in general terms how an app works
  • Design a simple app using a set of instructions
  • Explain how teacher-developed resources open doors for entrepreneurship

You will be asked to sign up for a free, online app creation site. For those with limited internet access, the software may be downloaded and used offline on a PC.

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

This online module is open for international enrolments.

Entry requirements

This course will be held entirely online, via Blackboard, QUT’s online learning platform. Blackboard access will remain active for 2 weeks after the course.