Creative Commons Images

Content development, Current thinking in learning design, MOOCs, Open education resources, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Systems 3 Comments

At one point in time, we’ve all needed an image for either a presentation, a course website – or for something like this, a blog post – and the first thing that comes to mind is to just grab one out of a Google search. The majority of these images are copyrighted “All Rights Reserved” and you’re obliged to get written permission to use such … Read More

#MobileLearning

Examples of practice, Mobile learning Leave a Comment

#Authentic, #situated and #timely #teaching and #learning can often be achieved through a #mobilelearning approach What – Mobile phone, less is more. Here we consider #mobileLearning as an approach generally, and link to specific examples of practice. MobileLearning practically means that all announcements, communications and assessments need to be primarily achievable on a mobile device, putting the laptop and desktop … Read More

To OER or not to OER. Is that the question?

Current thinking in learning design, Open education resources Leave a Comment

Choice Paralysis by Lauren Macdonald

From the 2015 international Horizon Report that is now available, Open Educational Resources  (OER) has hit the “Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education” list under the mid-term trends that has a three to five year adoption rate category. The fact that OERs are on the list is a big step in (what I consider) the right direction. For … Read More

Makerspaces

Current thinking in learning design 1 Comment

The year is 2020. The third global crash of 2017 has really shattered the Australian economy. This day, I walked into what used to be one of many ‘big box’ retail outlets strung out along Canterbury Road in Bayswater’s industrial precinct. I think this one used to be a Bunnings. I had an idea for a bag, and needed the … Read More