User Experience Design

Leigh BlackallContent development, Current issues, Experience, Learning analytics, Learning design, Library, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

Some UX Design methods can be helpful in some situations in education, such as when a team of teachers and people supporting them need a shared understanding to coordinate their efforts. Can the library use UX Design with Subject Guides? I’m involved in a project with the library, to look at their Subject Guides. Part of that project is to use … 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

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

Self-Determination in Education

Zaina Indira NehmeDSC, Featured, Learning design, Social learning, Student as producer2 Comments

What can education learn from one of the most important principles in Social Work practice: the principle of Self-Determination? Let me share a story with you and we’ll start to formulate an answer.   Over five years ago, I had the challenging and rewarding experience of completing field placement in a Aged Care Psychiatric Assessment Team, as part of my … Read More

Talking the walk: innovating in footwear. Step 1

Emma YenchContent development, Current issues, Examples of practice, Industry and experience, Learning design, Pathways, Portfolios, Project partners, Project types, School of Fashion and Textiles, Social learning, Strategic alignment, Vocational Education1 Comment

“We want to have more contact with industry”. “We don’t know where we go from here”, “We don’t have enough skill to go out on our own, we wish the program was longer” “We wish graduates had more business skills”. You may or may not be familiar with these or similar comments from your students and industry partners. They most … Read More

Enhancements to Blackboard

Zaina Indira NehmeExperience, Featured, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Mobile learning, Resources, Systems0 Comments

Just sharing with you all that on the 2nd of December Blackboard will be upgraded.  Although the changes to take place are considered to be minor, these enhancements are very important as they aim at improving the staff and student experience in online learning and teaching.  These are as follow: Browser Support Blackboard 9.1 to support the Microsoft Edge Browser … 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

Create and Load Groups into Blackboard

Cathy LeahyHow to, Resources, School of Art, School of Media and Communication, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, Strategic alignment0 Comments

Making Groups

Do you have separate cohorts of students in your course or program that require separate communication, management or access needs? Student groups such as: If so, you can use groups to:   In this guide we will show you how to create and load groups into Blackboard using an Excel file ‘BB Group Maker‘ and a student list exported from … Read More

Badges: identify talent and brand by association

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Featured, Industry and experience, Micro credentialling, Pathways, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, School of Media and Communication, Solution development, Strategic alignment4 Comments

Brownie and a cub compare badges. Photo by Paul Hourigan on Wikimedia Commons

Here’s the summary of our longer paper. Please see the full paper (linked and embedded below) for references and discussion supporting this summary: In 2015 we used RMIT University’s Graduate Futures Careers Fund to pilot badges as a possible way to improve the employment prospects of graduates from the Advertising Degree. Through iterative action research we developed, tested and reviewed: … Read More