Data mining and procrastination

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Researchers have been able to predict the best time for a student to start an assignment, which may help those students who procrastinate. The answer to when is the best time to start an assignment is at least three days before it’s due. How did the researchers come to this conclusion? Through data mining. Data mining (not to be confused … Read More

Top 100 tools for learning according to Jane

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US 100 dollar bill

The title is quite suggestive as it should be. Jane Hart, the builder of the list, surveyed 1,038 learning professionals from 61 countries worldwide to get to the top 100. For Jane Hart, a learning tool is defined as “any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training”. With that in … Read More

Where the rubber hits the road

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Buick tire

The Gartner Hype Cycle Report is a report from Gartner Inc. The Hype Cycle is a graphic tool used to represent the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Based out of Stamford, Connecticut, Gartner is a company who claim to be “the world’s leading information … Read More

Combining WordPress with G+ Pages and G+ Communities

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Sometimes a coordinator finds it preferable or necessary to create a website for a program or course, so that students, guests and others can easily access it before, during or after the timetable. Common choices for creating the website include: GoogleSite: RMIT supported, low level of difficulty to use, doesn’t display on mobile well, not exportable. Blogger: RMIT supported, mid to low … Read More

When using Google+ Communities, setup as Not Restricted Public or Private

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  If you’ve been using Google+ Communities in your work with RMIT, chances are you’ve hit a wall if you’ve tried to: Invite outsiders to contribute (guest presenters, industry reps, or collaborators from partner institutions, etc), Create an Event that uses Hangouts on Air (video streaming or recorded meetings). Join a G+Page to that Community These three things (possibly more) aren’t possible … Read More