Thanks to those who came to the inaugural App Swap Breakfast, I think we all found it a useful discussion as to some of the common issues we face in our various roles and how Apps are increasingly becoming important within education and research. It was refreshing to have such a lively conversation in a different setting, although made much easier by the lack of students and noise (no offence to them). I think we have to have the balance between a nice informal location and that we're able to hear each other speak. Also, as discussed this morning it would be really good to keep the forum open to all parties and apps as there's a lot of cross-over beyond the learning community into collaboration, communication, note-taking, research etc.
David Read suggested we have a Google Site, which I think would be good idea to host the Apps we cover and structure it around themes, medicine, collaboration, science etc. I'd like to propose that anyone who delivers a show n tell of an App gives it a little write up and maybe a video as well to add to such as a site, which can be cross-pollinated with any blogs such as the LT one.
Grazyna has kindly offered the Hawley Room in CiCS along with coffee for the next session, I'll see if I can dip into our petty cash pot to buy croissants ;-)
Also, I mentioned the short survey I conducted in ScHARR on mobile apps - the summary of results can be seen here, I had around a 15% response from the school which wasn't too bad - 51 responses. https://docs.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/forms/d/1yKdoG5ZB-IwQ10tVc94jSTDGtsm3IUPlB0BPqATTozs/viewanalytics
The dates we get get the Hawley Room are as follow, please can you fill it in ASAP - I will post this on the LT G+ page as well.http://doodle.com/59eemb2b7rd8d6wf
Also, finally - does anyone have any preferences on a theme for the next one, or shall we just go with a variety of Apps, I have a couple I'd like to talk about and know there offers of demoing Evernote, Turnitin etc