The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break. Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is … Read More
You can use a Google Community as a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with students and staff involved in your course. The following document will step you through the process of inviting them to join your Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below … Read More
A Google Community is a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with other people in your course, or with people around other shared interests. The following document will step you through the process of joining a Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should … Read More
What is a Google Community? A Google Community is a communal space where you can set up ongoing conversations around particular interest topics. You may want to create one for your course participants to share ideas, thoughts and artefacts. The following document will step you through the process of setting up a Google Community. You can follow the links in … Read More
Google+ Communities allow real-time collaboration, sharing and engagement while creating a repository of artefacts Related pattern: What Eloise Thomson teaches future teachers, and looks for ways to integrate technology into courses so that students can see examples of how to integrate it into their teaching. In “Geography in a Social Context” the in-class time is spent in workshops where students … Read More
Google+ Community can be used to develop augmented learning, extending learning beyond the classroom.
Google+ includes features such as real-time chat, video conferencing, and asynchronous communication through the G+ wall, in G+ Communities and Pages. One of the RMIT guiding principles for inclusive teaching is to “Offer flexible assessment and delivery”, and these Google features can support this.
If you’re interested in keeping up with the Digital Learning Team here at DSC, including Global Learning by Design and other projects, you may be interested in how we’re distributing information. There are a few simple ways to stay in touch: Subscribe to the website to receive email alerts Follow the G+ Page and seeing the announcements in your G+ … Read More
Sometimes a coordinator finds it preferable or necessary to create a website for a program or course, so that students, guests and others can easily access it before, during or after the timetable. Common choices for creating the website include: GoogleSite: RMIT supported, low level of difficulty to use, doesn’t display on mobile well, not exportable. Blogger: RMIT supported, mid to low … Read More
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