What is the 12 Apps of Christmas?
The 12 Apps initiative was created and first run by Regent’s University London in December 2014. The aim was to provide participants with a short online continuing professional development initiative during the month of December. It gives participants a daily opportunity to explore a mobile app that has been recommended by one of the 12 Apps contributors.
How the 12 Apps of Christmas work?
Every day a post is published at 10am on the 12 Apps of Christmas course page.
The post will contain suggestions of how to use that days app and how it might work effectively for you in a professional/learning/teaching context. Each post contains short tasks to help you get started with the app. The tasks take no more than ten minutes a day, although there is an optional ‘Further Tasks’, which takes more time and helps you to explore other potential uses.
Who is it for?
This online course is also open to anyone that has an interest in new technologies and would like to explore mobile apps. This online course is geared towards all University of Limerick staff that have an interest in using new technologies in their working context.
We will be using the Twitter hashtag #UL12apps during the course. After the live course, the materials will be left up to refer back to later.
On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Reflect on how apps can be used within their learning/teaching/professional context.
- Discuss opportunities and challenges with their peers on the use of new mobile technologies.
- Trial a specific app for learning/teaching/research in their own context based on an informed rationale.