Personas in Learning Design

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The GLbD Express workshops here in the College of Design and Social Context here at RMIT involve taking an in-depth look at a course—who studies it, who teaches it, what it’s about, and how it’s delivered and assessed. Check out our other posts about Express for more information. To try to understand who is involved and how they’re affected, we use personas. … Read More

Using shared calendars in projects

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The GLbD Express workshops here in the College of Design and Social Context here at RMIT involve taking an in-depth look at a course—who studies it, who teaches it, what it’s about, and how it’s delivered and assessed. Check out our other posts about Express for more information. Have you noticed the other calendars in your Google Calendar? There’s usually one for … Read More

Discover Learning Design Patterns

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The Global Learning by Design (GLbD) initiative across all of RMIT now has a number of learning design patterns available for all staff to explore. Learning design patterns assist staff with new approaches to learning and teaching as well as program design and renewal. The patterns give a step-by-step guide to implementing innovative approaches to learning and teaching. Two events … Read More

#MobileLearning

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#Authentic, #situated and #timely #teaching and #learning can often be achieved through a #mobilelearning approach What – Mobile phone, less is more. Here we consider #mobileLearning as an approach generally, and link to specific examples of practice. MobileLearning practically means that all announcements, communications and assessments need to be primarily achievable on a mobile device, putting the laptop and desktop … Read More

Are we at a crossroads yet?

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  Kevin Carey’s book “The End of College” published in 2015, provides readers with insights on the possible future of universities. Interviewed by U.S. News (read the interview in its entirety here),  Carey’s thoughts on the future of education, what’s wrong with education today, and how should parents and students look for educational opportunities in the future makes for an interesting … Read More

Global Learning by Design Express – Semester 2 startup workshops

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The Semester 2 Global Learning by Design Express (GLbDx) projects are ready to kick off, and as usual we’ll start with a workshop to get together and establish some directions. GLbDx are 4-6 week projects aimed at quickly developing some form of new practice in a course. We work with a Program Coordinator so as to increase the probability of … Read More

Role ambiguity in online courses

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A paper written by Bork and Rucks-Ahidiana (2013) from Columbia University on the role of the instructor and student in an online course highlights the need for clarity of roles. The Problem Their analysis suggested that student and instructor expectations of one another’s actions and behaviors are misaligned and hence leads to role ambiguity in the online context. Thus causing frustration, tension … Read More