If you’re interested in keeping up with the Digital Learning Team here at DSC, including Global Learning by Design and other projects, you may be interested in how we’re distributing information. There are a few simple ways to stay in touch: Subscribe to the website to receive email alerts Follow the G+ Page and seeing the announcements in your G+ … Read More
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
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
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
A great infographic from Knewton that helps to decipher the elements of gamification in education.
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
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
There are a number of tools for online feedback. One tool that looks like being adopted at RMIT is Bluepulse. Bluepulse has some attractive features and there is an enthusiastic response below. There are many other feedback tools out there which begs the question, why is the university looking to invest in another singular proprietary tool at presumably a high … Read More