Use Flipboard?

Flipboard Publishing

Do you use Flipboard?

Have you heard of Flipboard?

Then let’s start at the beginning – Flipboard is a native and web-based  app (working on your phone, tablet and desktop) that allows you to aggregate information on a particular topic in one area from a number of sources.

Why use Flipboard?

Well, I’ve already kind of answered that question – you can pull together information on a particular topic for quick reading. These articles can be saved for later reading, or you can create your own digital magazines with this information – which is what I’ve done, and you can subscribe to these to keep up to date!

Flipboard – Computer Science Magazine

In this magazine I curate relevant article for the Foundation Degree in Computing programme that I co-ordinate in the Northern Regional College. This is aimed at students and people in general who are interested in Computer Science. The content includes the following topics:

  • Programming – Java; Ruby; Python
  • Databases
  • Web Design (including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and Responsive Web Design)
  • Software Development
  • User Interface Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning

Flipboard – Education magazine

This magazine is focused on the expansive world of education including some of the following areas:

  • pedagogy
  • flipped learning
  • blended learning
  • learning analytics
  • e-learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Instructional Design

Development of educational understanding is something that I am interested in professionally. As a lecturer, it is something that I am constantly trying to improve and learn more in – I’ve found Flipboard as a reference for me has been invaluable reading up on new ideas and filtering them into my own teaching.

Michael Johnston

About Michael Johnston

I'm a Lecturer in Computing and the Foundation Degree Director in Computing for the Northern Regional College in Northern Ireland. My research interests in the areas of technology enhanced learning, how we interact with technology, blended learning and professional development. Michael currently specialises in the computing areas of web development technologies, cyber security, software development and IoT. Michael has worked in a range of different roles in IT-from teaching roles to running his own web design company, Michael is equally at home working with theory, as he is conducting research, or building a bespoke IT solution. Michael is currently studying a PhD in Cyberpsychology.

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