Designing a next generation digital learning environment for higher education

Mark SmithersCurrent issues, Featured, Flexible learning, LMS, MOOCs, Open education resources, Project types, Solution development4 Comments

Habitat change

This presentation was given at the RMIT University Learning and Teaching Conference 2016 held on the 24th and 25th of October in Melbourne. The presentation describes some of the key concepts involved in designing and creating a next generation digital learning environment. Once you start the video you can navigate the interactive transcript below to skip to the parts that … Read More

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

Mark SmithersAssessment, Constructive alignment, Current issues, Experience, Featured, Flexible learning, General, Learning analytics, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Micro credentialling, Mobile learning, MOOCs, Open education resources, Portfolios, Social learning, Student as producer, Student response, Systems, Video learning, Workplace based learning4 Comments

Ice spiral

We’ve been thinking a lot about learning environments in higher education, and have started to develop a set of design principles

Why University Learning Management Systems are the temporary classrooms of today

Mark SmithersCurrent issues, Featured, LMS5 Comments

A portable classroom

Be warned, I’m about to torture an analogy. You might want to look away if you’re squeamish. Growing up in Yorkshire in the 70s and 80s I went to a local high school along with 1800 other kids. To cope with the numbers the local education authority had installed some ‘temporary’ classrooms. They were used long before my  7 years at that … Read More

Creating a student feedback response system using Google Forms

Mark SmithersExamples of practice, How to, Resources, Student response1 Comment

RMIT University uses Keepad, Responseware and Turning Point to provide a personal response system for students in the classroom. This is a good solution but it doesn’t cover every use case. Sometimes you want to create a simple, immediate interactive feedback opportunities for learners in class or online over a period of time. For institutions using Google for Education a … Read More