User Experience Design

Leigh BlackallContent development, Current issues, Experience, Learning analytics, Learning design, Library, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

Some UX Design methods can be helpful in some situations in education, such as when a team of teachers and people supporting them need a shared understanding to coordinate their efforts. Can the library use UX Design with Subject Guides? I’m involved in a project with the library, to look at their Subject Guides. Part of that project is to use … Read More

Designing a next generation digital learning environment for higher education

Mark SmithersCurrent issues, Featured, Flexible learning, LMS, MOOCs, Open education resources, Project types, Solution development4 Comments

Habitat change

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 … Read More

Badges: identify talent and brand by association

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Featured, Industry and experience, Micro credentialling, Pathways, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, School of Media and Communication, Solution development, Strategic alignment4 Comments

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

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: … Read More

The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

Leigh BlackallContent development, Featured, Global, Open education resources, Professional development, Research and innovation, Resources, School of Art, Solution development, Student as producer, Systems, TLConf20162 Comments

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

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 … Read More

RMIT Teaching and Learning OpenConference and hackathon

Leigh BlackallFeatured, Learning analytics, Other, Research and innovation, Solution development, Systems, TLConf20162 Comments

24-25 October 2016 RMIT University How did it go? Two days working on questions relating to teaching, learning, education, data and data visualisation. If you’re curious, just come along for part or all of the event. If you’re wanting to propose a question for the group to work on, add it to the planning document. This event is an opportunity for … Read More

Collecting distributed network data for analysis of learning

Leigh BlackallExperience, Learning analytics, Project types, Research and innovation, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

I recorded a conversation with Kirsty Kitto and Leo Gaggle, the most knowledgable people I know when it comes to #xapi   #LRS  and #learninganalytics  applied in distributed networks (the Internet, or “the wild” as Kirsty likes to call it). Kirsty leads a national OLT project to the tune of $320000 over 2 years, developing a toolkit (available on GitHub) … Read More

Learning Environments: Creating a positive user experience

Zaina Indira NehmeCurrent issues, DSC, Experience, Featured, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Mobile learning, Project partners, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

A few weeks ago, the Digital Learning Team published a blog post called “Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education” in where we discussed the importance of having a set of principles in mind that could guide the design or selection of a learning environment for higher education.  I strongly encourage you to read it, if you haven’t … Read More

How to create a QR code with Google URL Shortner

Leigh BlackallContent development, Experience, Featured, How to, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, School of Fashion and Textiles, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

Last week we showed you Andrew Robinson’s work creating videos and uploading them into Youtube playlists, and then printing QR codes to link to those videos. Here’s a very quick video instruction on how to generate those QR codes using Google URL Shortner, and how to print them to an appropriate size. Apologies for the orientation of my screen, the key … Read More

Teaching Youtube to teach

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Examples of practice, Experience, Featured, Flexible learning, Global, How to, Learning analytics, Learning design, Learning Management Systems, Open education resources, Portfolios, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, School of Fashion and Textiles, Social learning, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems, Video learning6 Comments

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

Disruption in Innovation

Zaina Indira NehmeCurrent issues, Featured, General, Other, Research and innovation, Solution development2 Comments

Some of you would have read my previous blog,  Reflecting upon the concept of Innovation, in which I shared some of my thoughts about the origin and definition of the term.  This time, however, I would like to turn my attention to another concept of similar importance, one that is becoming a “must have” ingredient in the recipe for innovation … Read More