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Designing a next generation digital learning environment for higher education

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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 …

From left: Leigh Blackall, Alex Lum, Cathy Leahy, Zainaindira Nehme and Jane McGlashan

The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

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We held a hackathon at the Learning and Teaching Conference this year, here’s what we made: A map of public art within 500m of the RMIT Campus After photographing instances of public art around the RMIT Melbourne City campus, uploading them to Wikimedia Commons and creating entries for each instance of public art on Wikidata, we then used Query to …

Ice spiral

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

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Assessment, 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 learning 4 Comments

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

Teaching Youtube to teach

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We’ve been helping Andrew Robinson develop a Youtube channel with videos that assist in his teaching of shoe making…

Online learning is nowhere near here, but is everywhere else instead

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Recently the DSC Academic Development Group asked the digital learning team to present examples and discussion points on successful online learning. Mark Smithers, Andrea McLagan and Leigh Blackall contributed. Their presentations were recorded on screen and with a room area microphone. This is Leigh’s contribution – links to Andrea and Mark’s presentations forthcoming. Video Here is the video of Leigh’s contribution …

Can we teach the machine to teach?

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When Michael Wesch published the short video The Machine is (Using) Us in 2007, he was summarising a long discussion about digitisation and hypertext, search engine algorithms and optimisation (SEO), The Singularity, The Semantic Web, Crowd Source, Open Source, Peer to Peer (P2P), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and many other ideas all within four and a half minutes. The core question …

Great sites for Creative Commons images

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Following on from my previous post, here is a list of my favourite resource sites. These are excellent options when looking for and using creative commons images.

Creative Commons Images

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At one point in time, we’ve all needed an image for either a presentation, a course website – or for something like this, a blog post – and the first thing that comes to mind is to just grab one out of a Google search. The majority of these images are copyrighted “All Rights Reserved” and you’re obliged to get written permission to use such …

Full Grade Centre

How to: Show your scroll bar in Grade Centre (Mac users)

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Are you a Mac user that has discovered in your Blackboard Grade Centre, that you can’t scroll across to view all your columns? To fix the problem just follow the steps below. Full Grade Centre Blackboard Grade Centre with no scroll bar visible Select System Preferences System Preferences window In the general settings, set show scroll bar to Always Blackboard Grade Centre …

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The FutureLearn is Already Here?

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FutureLearn has arrived at RMIT. Two subject areas, one in the School of Media and Communications and one in Global Urban and Social Studies, have been selected for the first two MOOCs. The first is appropriately, Design Futures with Jeremy Yuille and Marius Foley, which evokes and includes as part of the design learning, the William Gibson quote: “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”.