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 … Read More

3 Data and Analytics events

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We’re hitting the ground running with data wrangling this year. Here are three events you might like to check out.   1. Wikidata with Andy Mabbett This is a seminar and networking event centered around wikidata projects. Wikidata is the creation of international, multilingual databases, for example the geo locations of public art, or the names and basic biographical data of female … Read More

2015 was just the beginning

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2015 saw the establishment of the Digital Learning Team in the College. With the edict to ‘support digital learning and teaching’ in DSC and a team of 5 educational developers (2 working on GLbD full time) we set off to engage with teaching and support staff through projects, professional development activities and the e-learning innovation incubator (EII). Soon we were busy working with … Read More

New York Study Tour

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New York

It was a pleasure to be able to speak with Kerin Elsum’s students about curating the material they develop during their current study tour of New York. Students in the Bachelor of Advertising do an annual study tour to New York. While there they get the opportunity to gain experience within 3 media design studios including Sesame Street! As preparation for … Read More

Innovation within and beyond the academy

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Exploration and Innovation street signs

The 5th annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators showcasing the world’s 100 most innovative organizations is available. Each year, the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators program recognizes the world’s leading companies, industries and regions. The innovators are identified annually through a series of trusted patent-related metrics that get to the essence of what it means to be truly … Read More

Penn State + World Campus + Lessons learned

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In FY 2010-2011, World Campus, Penn State’s online learning arm of the university, student satisfaction survey with their undergraduate advisers, career counselors, and technical support specialists averaged more than 95 percent. That’s impressive. What is more impressive and important is what Penn State learned from the years of experience in delivering online education. Although the paper was written only two … Read More

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