AppSwap #04: Come and share an app – Weds 10 Feb at 10am

SGUL App Swap logoOur popular App Swap event is returning, giving students and staff the chance to come together to talk about apps that they like and use.

We’re delighted to have Dr Hamed Khan coming along to talk to us about Consult, a doctor’s reference app that he worked on with Univadis.

Here are some comments from our previous App Swap event in December where attendees came along to talk about ECG Genius, MedShr, OSCEasy and more:

“Very informative and thought provoking session”

“Engaging, learned a lot.”

“Thank you for a fantastic event. Thoroughly enjoyed it!”

When and where will it take place?

Time: Wednesday 10 February 10-11am

Location: John Parker Lecture Theatre, Atkinson Morley Wing

Who can join in?

All staff and students at St George’s and St George’s Trust staff who want to share or learn about apps.

Anatomy 4D on an iPad
Anatomy 4D on iPad

What kind of apps will be shared?

This depends on what attendees bring on the day. Previous apps that have been shared include: AIM, Anatomy 4D, RevisePsych, MedEdEthics, Forest: Stay Focused, The Genetics Counselling App, ManchEWS. Read our App Swap round up blog posts for more details.

Do I need to prepare a presentation?

No, the App Swap event is quite informal; just bring your own device along to show us the app you like.

How do I sign up?

Send an e-mail to kpang@sgul.ac.uk with the subject heading App Swap event. If you already have an app in mind, please mention the app. Places are limited to 15, so please book ahead.

Will there be refreshments?

Tea, coffee and water will be provided.

I can’t make the date but I’m interested in finding out about apps

We will be live-Tweeting the event from our @sgullibrary account using the hashtags #sgul #appswap and we’ll also archive the tweets in a Storify afterwards.

You can also visit our Mobile Resources Blog for app reviews.

SGUL App Swap #03: Tues 15 Dec 1-2pm

SGUL App Swap logo

We will be running our 3rd App Swap event in December. This is a chance for staff and students to come together in an informal setting to share useful apps.

When and where will it take place?

Time: Tuesday 15 Dec 1 – 2pm

Location: Library Training Room, 1st Floor Hunter

Who can join in?

All staff and students at St George’s and St George’s Trust staff  who want to share or learn about apps.

What kind of apps will be shared?

This depends on what attendees bring on the day. Previous apps that have been shared include: AIM, Anatomy 4D, RevisePsych, MedEdEthics, Forest: Stay Focused, The Genetics Counselling App, ManchEWS.  Read our App Swap round up blog posts for more details.

Do I need to prepare a presentation?

No, the App Swap event is quite informal; just let us know what you think about the app you’ve chosen, and be prepared to show us it on your device.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for the event please send an e-mail to kpang@sgul.ac.uk with the subject heading App Swap event. If you already have an app in mind, please mention the app.  We have a limit of 14 places.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes! Tea, coffee and water will be provided, as well as some snacks.

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Tablet Competition for Students

As well as the App Swap event, St George’s is also running a competition to get you thinking about the best way to use technology to support your learning. Tell us the best apps for lectures, small groups, practicals and revision and you could win some great prizes, including Red Letter Day experiences and Pebble Time watches.

For more information visit the Tablet Competition webpage, or email experience@sgul.ac.uk

 

 

 

SGUL App Swap staff and students event Wednesday 13 May 12.30 – 1.30pm

SGUL App Swap logo

In February, St George’s Library and the eLearning Unit (eLU) ran the first ever App Swap event for St George’s members of staff. Colleagues got together around a table with various tablet devices provided by the eLU, to share useful apps, including eLU co-created apps such as MedEDEthics and RevisePsych. Read our round up of the event on our Mobile Resources Blog

Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive so we’re now running our second event on Wednesday 13 May.

Who can join in?

All staff and students at St George’s who want to share an app that they use.

What kind of apps will be shared?

Our first event included a lot of medical related apps, but your app does not have to be. If you think it’s a useful app to share with staff and students, bring it along!

Do I need to prepare a presentation?

No, the App Swap event is quite informal; just let us know what you think about the app you’ve chosen, and be prepared to show us it on your device.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for the event please send an e-mail to kpang@sgul.ac.uk with the subject heading App Swap event.   If you already have an app in mind mention the app, we aim to pre-install apps on onto our mobile devices for sharing. We have a limit of 15 places.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes! Tea, coffee and water will be provided, and there will be snacks and sandwiches for after the event.

When and where will it take place?

Time: Wednesday 13 May 12.30 – 1.30pm

Location: Jenner Basement 20 Teaching

SGUL App Swap round up

On Wednesday 4th February, St George’s Library and the eLearning Unit (eLU) ran the first ever App Swap event for St George’s members of staff. Colleagues got together around a table with various tablet devices provided by eLU, to share useful apps. We also live-tweeted the event using the hashtags #SGUL and #AppSwap via our @sgullibrary Twitter account.

Tablets on the table
An array of mobile devices, ready for use

Many eLU co-created apps were showcased. Dr Carwyn Hooper explained MedEdEthics, which contained virtual patient cases for students to work through, while Dr Aileen O’ Brien described the reasons behind the creation of RevisePsych, which had questions and quizzes aimed at undergraduate psychiatry students.

Dr Sahar Mansour presented TGCA – The Genetics Counselling App, which gives a visual explanation of chromosomes from the body to gene level; this app especially drew murmurs of admiration for its beautiful interface design. A running theme throughout several discussions was the invaluable input of students in the creation of these apps, and a general wish to see more collaboration with students in the future.

Aside from apps created by eLU there were also other free to use apps discussed, such as the ManchEWS app presented by Dr Jonathan Round. This app is based on the Manchester Early Warning Score system for paediatric patients. Dr Judith Ibison was enthusiastic about QxCalculate, which contained a lot of useful calculators. A benefit of the QxCalculate medical calculators was that they linked through to their sources, although she warned of an American bias to the app.

The Library presented on Scores on the Doors app, which lets you see the Food Standards Agency ratings of the restaurants and cafes in your vicinity, as an opportunity to explore non-medical apps. Last but not least, Dr David Winterbourne explained how to subscribe to teaching timetables on mobile devices, which many of the attendees found useful. A link to a video on how to subscribe to timetables can be found at the end of this post.

Lively discussion after the event
Colleagues sharing ideas about apps
Overall, the event was a great success and highlighted the interest that St George’s staff members have in medical and health apps. Feedback from the attendees indicates that there is enthusiasm for another App Swap event in the future.  We are excited at the prospect and looking forward to running an App Swap for both staff and students.

Useful Links

SGUL Staff are invited to attend our first SGUL App Swap event on 4 Feb 12.30 – 1.30pm

SGUL App Swap logoWe invite staff at St George’s to participate in the first ever SGUL App Swap – an informal event for colleagues to get together to share apps, ideas and experiences.

Confirmed apps presenters include: Carwyn Hooper, Judith Ibison and Jonathan Round.

 

Time:  Wednesday 4 February 12.30 – 1.30pm
Location: Jenner Basement 11+ 12 Teaching

Bring your own mobile device and share an app that you use or like. Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided after the event.

iphone with mug

SGUL App Swap is hosted by the Library and the e-Learning Unit (eLU). To register for the event or to find out more, please contact: kpang@sgul.ac.uk
[Limited to 15 places]

Visit our Mobile Resources Blog to see our reviews of mobile apps and resources.

SGUL App Swap is inspired by App Swap events run by the University of Brighton