Our next Handheld Learning Group meeting will happen on Monday, 11 November 2013, from 12.30-13.30 at the usual place of 105 Princess Road East, room 0.09 (the Learning Inn!). Nicola Beddal-Hill, currently working with the Representing Re-Formation project of which Museum Studies is a major partner, will demonstrate the new iOS app developed as part of the project. We will have a chance to evaluate the app, called 'Thetford Tomb Raiders'. The app will likely not have been released by Apple by this time, so this will also be a chance to experiment with direct download of the app to our iPads.
Nicola recently presented this app at the ALT-C conference in Nottingham in September 2013. I had the privilege of being there (as did Stephen Downes, I may add). I was intrigued by the fact the app uses augmented reality technology to create engagement with history and archaeology. I am looking forward to this session and encourage you to join us. Please expect the usual homebaked treats, and feel free to bring your lunch.
Terese Bird, Learning Technologist, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester