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by Jeremy Keith
The range of devices accessing the web is increasing. We are faced with a choice in how we deal with this diversity. We can either fracture the web by designing a multitude of device-specific silos, or we can embrace the flexibility of the web and create experiences that can adapt to any device or browser.
In this hands-on session, Seb will show you how easy it is to make an Angry Birds clone for iOS and Android in Corona. Bring a text editor of your choice and the Corona simulator (http://www.anscamobile.com/corona/) and prepare to play along!
The current model of teaching students using a standardised system with a single suite of software on a desktop computer is no longer justifiable. The "digital native" has access to an array of technology on various platforms, which are rarely allowed within school gates despite their relevancy and educational potential.
Network lock-downs and zealous firewalls in schools also widen the chasm between the classroom and reality. Is this condemning a generation to be purely consumers of technology rather than creators?
5th September 2011