App Inventor – Fast Track to Android Apps

Back in March there was quite a bit of hype around a system called App Inventor.  It was an online tool for creating mobile apps (android), originally developed by Google and later provided by MIT.  You can never tell how long these things will last, but it is still available, and still free.  If you want to create your own apps, then this is probably the quickest and easiest way.

Continue reading for an overview of how the system works.  Note, you will need a Google ID in order to use the system – for example from GMail or Google+.

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Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is an IMS specification aimed at providing a single way to integrate rich applications – referred to as ‘Tools‘ – with portals such as Learning Management Systems (e.g. Blackboard) – know  as ‘Tool Consumers’ .

Now I realise that this sounds a bit technical, and unfortunately it is.  This one really is for the developers, but the impact of implementing LTI will be beneficial to students and teachers alike.

So lets look at what LTI will allow us to do and what the benefits are…

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