Office of Open Learning launches 12 Apps of Christmas

The Office of Open Learning has launched a “12 Apps of Christmas” series to highlight some of the many technology tools that can help make learning more productive.

Based on a project from Regent’s University London and the Dublin Institute of Technology, and also picked up by BC Campus, the 12 Apps of Christmas will highlight one app or web-based tool every weekday until December 22.

“There are so many technology tools out there that people can be overwhelmed trying to find something that works for their needs,” says Nick Baker, director of the Office of Open Learning. “We wanted to do something to help people find and explore new tools, and have a little bit of fun along the way!”

The list of apps and tools ranges from one created by students in FAHSS to help them transition to university, to open textbooks, virtual reality, reference management and sharing, audio and video editors and capture tools, and even an audience response tool.

All the highlighted tools are free or open source.

The daily apps will be highlighted on the Office of Open Learning’s blog [], via Twitter at @UWinOpenLearn, or via Facebook @UWindsor.OfficeOfOpenLearning.

For more information, or to suggest an app, contact the Office of Open Learning by email at or by phone 519-253-3000, ext. 2008.

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