Making Groups

Create and Load Groups into Blackboard

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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 …

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

Badges: identify talent and brand by association

Current issues, Featured, Industry and experience, Micro credentialling, Pathways, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, School of Media and Communication, Solution development, Strategic alignment 4 Comments

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: …

Post #COILCON Reflections

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It was terrific to travel to New York recently to attend the Centre for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference. It provided great insights to both the international COIL Network and American public universities, especially the State University of New York (SUNY) who established and run COIL, and the City University of New York (CUNY) who physically hosted the event …

Screengrab of a Timeline JS example

Plotting project logs in a timeline

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Bridget Keane in Architecture first introduced me to JS Timeline in 2015. Bridget uses it with her students to log and visualise progress on projects in a timeline view. We at Digital Learning DSC have been trialing a wide range of project logging and management methods, including a physical standup wall, a digital wall on Trello, Google Drive folders and …

Coil

Click here to Collaborate!

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Coiled by Arbyreed CC licence on Flickr Did you know RMIT is part of a global network enabling international online learning and teaching collaboration? For the last 10 years the State University of New York (SUNY) has been running a program linking collaboration activities between a network of international universities. The Centre for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is running …

Corn

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”.

Nobody knows who I am

Digital identity for journalists

Content development, Examples of practice, Experience, Global, Industry and experience, Learning analytics, Project partners, Project types, Resources, School of Media and Communication, Social learning, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Student as producer 1 Comment

As part of a project we have running with the journalism program, specifically around their international work placements in the 3rd year, we’ve been asked to present our thinking on managing a professional online identity. Professional online identity management Our best articulation of the idea to date is found in Leigh’s post: Online identity, workspaces and folios – a celebration of awareness An …

Wordpress

Student generated website

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Using coursework and extracurricular activity to maintain a website that showcases work and develops a strong online #network-of-practitioners What Stephanie Holt requested support from the College to develop a project that would position and connect graduates with professional opportunities. It was decided that a website would be needed to showcase and archive works, along with curriculum activities that help to …

Youtube Live to create instructional videos

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Using Hangouts on Air (HoA) and Youtube to create and distribute instructional-videos and screen-recordings.

Online portfolios for professional communicators

Examples of practice, Experience, Global, Industry and experience, Pathways, Project partners, School of Media and Communication, Social learning, Strategic alignment, Student as producer, Systems 4 Comments

When your Google Search result is your #portfolio, the internet is your platform. #theinternetistheplatform What Ekaterina Tokareva and Lucinda Strahan teach Professional Communication Studio and ask their students to create a personal website as a portfolio. The question we wanted to address: How do third year students from an interdisciplinary media program articulate and showcase a clear and succinct professional …