The #FlexibleLMS: Good Practice Examples

Howard ErreyLMS0 Comments

At times we get requests for “best practice” examples of the LMS which is understandable from an evaluation point of view. I prefer to refer to “good practice” examples because the term best practice leaves out room for making mistakes and the potential for consequent ongoing improvement and innovation. Secondly, because the LMS tries to do everything it ends up … Read More

Making use of the National VET Repository

Howard ErreyContent development, Industry and experience, Learning design, LMS, Resources, Vocational Education3 Comments

Last year I made some preliminary investigating how we might make better use of resources available in the National VET Repository. This is a repository of learning objects and toolboxes that have been built over many years to support specific industry vocational demands across Australia. As a lot of vocational content within the national training system requires relative uniformity in … Read More

How to: Create videos using Hangouts on Air

Andrea McLaganCurrent issues, Flexible learning, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment1 Comment

create video using Google Hangouts on Air

You can use Google Hangouts on Air to create a video which you can then edit, manage and release on YouTube. The following document will step you through the process of creating a video using Google Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn … Read More

How to: Use Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air

Andrea McLaganCurrent issues, Flexible learning, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment0 Comments

use google hangouts

What are Google Hangouts? Google Hangouts is a video, chat and broadcast platform that you can use for multiple purposes, including: The following document will step you through the process of using Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more. … Read More

How to: Invite staff and students to join a community in G+

Andrea McLaganCurrent issues, Flexible learning, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Studentguide0 Comments

invite people to join a google community

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

How to: Join a community in G+

Andrea McLaganCurrent issues, Flexible learning, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Studentguide0 Comments

join a G+ community

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

How to: Set up a community in G+

Andrea McLaganCurrent issues, Flexible learning, How to, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment0 Comments

set up google community

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

How to: Opt in to Google Apps at RMIT

Andrea McLaganCurrent issues, Examples of practice, Flexible learning, How to, Learning Management Systems, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment1 Comment

Optin to Google Apps

Google Apps are a suite of cloud-based Google productivity and collaboration tools that can be used to enhance the learning and teaching experience. They include tools like Gmail, Drive, Slides, as well as the social networking tools of Google+. At RMIT, all staff and students automatically get access to the Gmail and Drive with their RMIT accounts. However, to gain … Read More

Post #COILCON Reflections

Howard ErreyGlobal, School of Media and Communication1 Comment

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

Creative Commons Images

Eloise AcunaContent development, Current issues, MOOCs, Open education resources, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Systems3 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