Apple Watch – Build Wearable Apps To Boost Student Engagement

Speakers: Ben Brautigam, Justin Miller

Level: Foundational, Lecture

Excerpt: This session will focus on the WatchKit extension so we can leverage this new toolset within teaching and learning.

Description: Wearables allow for a completely new and exciting opportunity in educational technology. This session will focus on the design and development of an Apple Watch app used to increase student engagement. We will discuss the WatchKit extension and how to build upon an existing iPhone app to leverage this new toolset and new device. This session will offer a look into the Swift programming language and Apple’s Auto Layout tool.

About the speakers

Ben Brautigam – Penn State University (Twitter: @brautigam)

Ben Brautigam is the Manager of Advanced Learning Projects within Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State University. His work concentrates on the research and development of emerging ed tech solutions with an intense focus on interface design and user experience. Areas of interest include mobile learning, media creation and distribution, and automated systems.

Ben completed his undergraduate work at West Chester University and received a Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University.

Justin Miller – Penn State (Twitter: justinmiller)

I make stuff

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