During the Summer 2011, I came up with a solution to the issue of downloading module resources at Universities. The program automatically downloads the latest resources and allows students to store their notes on the Lectures cloud.
University of Warwick Engineering department agreed to invest in the idea, and over six weeks the idea was developed. The application is now available free for the department’s Engineering students for both Windows and Macintosh.
The team consisted of Gareth Brading (Computer Science, University of Lancaster), Elias Ma (Computer Science, University of Warwick) and myself.
The application has now been downloaded by over 560 students. An initial survey conducted with 54 students from the department found:
- 87% rated the idea as good or excellent
- An average rating of 4.6/5 for students wanting the program further developed
- 52% of students said friends from other departments had expressed interest in Lectures App
I am now looking into opening the application to the whole of the University, which has over 18,000 students. If you are from another University and are interested in bringing Lectures to your faculty or whole organisation, please do get in touch.
Find out more about Lectures at lecturesapp.warwick.ac.uk.