Innovation in Application Development – Teaching Programming in FE

The Scottish Further Education Unit are organising the Innovation in Application Development event on the 1st of April in Stirling:

Scotland’s Colleges, in association with representatives from Apple and colleges in Scotland are hosting this awareness raising event.  The morning sessions will look at the use of Apple application development tools within current programmes and the potential for integrating development of iPhone apps into curriculum delivery.

In the afternoon, there will be sessions on Alice programming, Xbox / XNA Games studio programming and Second Life programming.  As well as an opportunity to consider innovation in the delivery of programming within the curriculum, it is also an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the sector regarding the use of these applications.

Presentations will cover iPhone development, using Alice (the Java 3D storytelling and game making engine) and more. I’ll be there also, talking about using Second Life and/or OpenSim as a platform for teaching programming. The whole event is free – register online and get yourself to Stirling!

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