Analytics: Improving the Student Experience through Feedback

Howard ErreyLearning analytics, LMS, Uncategorized0 Comments

This project encompassed four areas of activity with the aim of both impacting students through the feedback of learning data; and impacting teaching staff through methods for designing student feedback which in turn feeds back into learning design. Knowledge in design methods for developing a feedback experience for students was gathered, as well as technical expertise in xAPI standard for … Read More

Students as Co-Elaborators

Howard ErreyAssessment, Constructive alignment, Flexible learning, Student as producer, Uncategorized8 Comments

I was lucky, thanks to Arthur Shelley to be able to attend some of the Melbourne Creative conference this week. A number of  leading Knowledge Management experts including from NASA and Cirque du Soleil presented. A highlight for me however was Jean-Charles Calliez. Jean Charles is a lecturer in genetics in the 3rd year degree at the Catholic University of … Read More

Google Sites Transitions

Howard ErreyHow to, Resources, Uncategorized1 Comment

Further to our recent post on Google Sites here is a nice demonstration from Geoff Marchiori in particular showing how to roll classic sites over into the new sites. As usual with Google Sites we recommend you begin building Sites with your private account and then move ownership across to your University account(s).

The New Google Sites

Howard ErreyHow to, Resources, School of Art, Strategic alignment, Student as producer, Uncategorized6 Comments

The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which … Read More

Practical Analytics

Howard ErreyLearning analytics0 Comments

In 2015 we ran our practical analytics project.  As well as using feedback from student activity to improve course design we also ran a number of events. You can view the blogs where videos of many of these events are available. www.practicalanalytic.wordpress.com. One major achievement from the project was how Kat Daley from Global Urban and Social Studies was able … Read More

And I’ll take the Low Road: Innovative Online and Maker Space Design

Howard ErreyContent development, Learning design, Research and innovation4 Comments

I am curious that a number of architecture books have been very influential in online design. These include the classic A Pattern Language and more recently Dan Hill’s Dark Matter and Trojan Horses. Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn is one such book. This fortunately became a BBC television series, curiously the first ever digital television show, with a quaint analogue … Read More

Drones at RMIT Event

Howard ErreyFeatured, Research and innovation0 Comments

The federal government has recently passed legislation allowing drones under 2kg to be flown without user certification. This has opened the market to innovations from companies competing for consumer interest, including Go-Pro enthusiasts. With the push for STEM education drones will become commonplace in schools alongside makers spaces and virtual reality. The drone companies are already stepping into the education … Read More

“I Want Some Digital Literacy”

Howard ErreyConstructive alignment, Learning design, Portfolios, Professional development, Social learning, Student as producer, Workplace based learning0 Comments

Digital literacy is like the green Volkswagen in the Steve McQueen chase scene from Bullitt. We don’t see it yet it is always there. Nobody comes along to university or our support services saying “I want some digital literacy”. Yet we always have to have it as part of our teaching and learning considerations. As part of the Learning and … Read More

Your Chance to Go Global

Howard ErreyGlobal, Other, Project types, Strategic alignment0 Comments

Since my last most recent COIL update, there has been a lot going on in the background to initiate COIL activities at RMIT. We have been busy seeking out potential collaboration partners. Interest has been shown from DSC Schools of Media and Communications, and Global Urban and Social Studies, as well as from the College of Business and RMIT Vietnam. At … Read More

Scoping the Global Logistics of Sustainable Fashion MOOC

Howard ErreyUncategorized0 Comments

Ben Stranieri and I have been looking at how an introductory MOOC could be shaped from his current logistics in fashion and textiles course. The course is the associate degree in Global Logistics (from 2017 the title will be Global Impacts: Fashion Merchandise). After initial interest from Ben we were given permission to scope the possibilities. RMIT School of Fashion … Read More