Learning spatial awareness: virtual reality and 360-degree video

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Educators in areas such as Property Construction and Project Management, and Architecture and Design, need to provide building site experience for large numbers of students – in some cases hundreds per class. The practicalities of turning up to a major building site with large numbers of students for reasons such as safety, make these site visits increasingly difficult to organise.

Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program

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Every year since 2000, Blackboard has run a competition to identify and disseminate best practices for designing high quality online courses. A rubric has been developed by Blackboard that identifies the criteria of an exemplary course. The rubric, broken down into four areas, details what is needed to produce a robust online course. The four areas consist of: Course Design Interaction … Read More

Displaying ONPhD badges

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I’ve spent a few hours today revisiting badges. I wanted to work out how to display badges on my LinkedIn profile. To date, I’ve used Credly to issue, receive and manage badges. Turns out it’s simple to link Credly badges to LinkedIn, as well as embed Credly badges on any website with the supplied iFrame code (Having trouble getting it visible … Read More

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

Browse. Search. Explore. Connect.

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Photo Credit Bill Bartee @ flickr.com There is a difference between a browser and a search engine. Browsers access information on the Internet, whereas a search engine points you in the right direction of a website that relates to the word you typed in.   Whether you call them “browsers” or”search engines”, it’s important to understand that RMIT has recommended tools when … Read More

Drivesite – creating an embeddable website in Google Drive

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Here’s a Youtube playlist on how to create a website using Google Drive, from total beginner, through to most advanced. The Drivesite concept If you’re working in a team with varying abilities all collaborating on producing content, and/or if that content needs to feature on more than one site and you’d like to cut down on the time it takes … Read More

Extracurricular activity

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The Discipline-Related Extracurricular Activity research project is the 2015 Teaching Fellowship in the College of Design and Social Context, RMIT. Noel Maloney is the research fellow for this project, coming from the College of Media and Communications where he teaches screen writing. Noel is working with teachers and academics across the college, the project will explore how extracurricular activity can enhance student … Read More