What do Application Developers do?
Application Developers provide high-level programming skills working on database, interactive and tool development supporting Learning and Teaching. Working with a design and development team usually, the Application Developer will assist in identify/design the most appropriate platforms, frameworks and programming for product solution.
The position is also responsible for taking leadership in the provision of advanced technical expertise in the development of student-centred teaching and learning multimedia. This involves keeping up to date with current industry trends and technologies that can be integrated with Griffith University technical infrastructure, learning management system and trends in mobile delivery. Application Developers also contribute as members of the Griffith University Application Development Community of Practice.
Grows@Griffith is a Mobile application developed for the Bachelor of Environment Program (and Community) featuring over 300 examples of plant life located in the Toohey Forest (Nathan Campus) and other parts of South East Queensland (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast regions), enhancing in‐the‐field identification. Grows@Griffith was developed in collaboration with Dr Catherine Pickering and Mark Ballantyne (Griffith Sciences).
World Trade Game
World Trade Game is a multi-player online version of real world trading where groups of students are allocated resources to sell, trade and buy as country representatives. The World Trade Game game was adapted from an on-campus learning activity previously played by environment students with scissors, shapes and paper. The World Trade Game takes active learning to an online level.
Developed initially in 2009/10 to cater for in-class and online engagement and knowledge retention analytics in class (and replace expensive Clicker systems). It is mobile-friendly and multi-deployed, and can also be embedded within Learning@Griffith content if required.
H2GU is a mobile application developed in collaboration with Dr Peter Teasdale (Griffith Sciences) for the Bachelor of Environment and Bachelor of Science Programs to assist with water research both in the laboratory and out on field trips. The application assists students to form virtual groups, practice collection techniques, share and compare data, and reduce the time between action and feedback from Teaching Teams.
Forensic Chemistry: Virtual Crime Scene Application
Forensic Chemistry: Virtual Crime Scene is a mobile-friendly (multi-deployed) application developed for the Forensic Chemistry Program to simulate the processing of a basic crime scene. It caters for virtualised deployment of information, case studies and forensic evidence collection methods out in the field (using created crime scene).