Interview with Juan Sanin

Canvas, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

One of the great things about Canvas is that it’s open software. Anyone can create their own instance for free. When it became clear last year that RMIT would be getting Canvas there were a number of staff who started their own instance to learn the functionality and give it a try. One of these was Juan Sanin from Industrial … Read More

Analytics: Improving the Student Experience through Feedback

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This project encompassed four areas of activity with the aim of both impacting students through the feedback of learning data; and impacting teaching staff through methods for designing student feedback which in turn feeds back into learning design. Knowledge in design methods for developing a feedback experience for students was gathered, as well as technical expertise in xAPI standard for … Read More

Students as Co-Elaborators

Assessment, Constructive alignment, Flexible learning, Student as producer 8 Comments

I was lucky, thanks to Arthur Shelley to be able to attend some of the Melbourne Creative conference this week. A number of  leading Knowledge Management experts including from NASA and Cirque du Soleil presented. A highlight for me however was Jean-Charles Calliez. Jean Charles is a lecturer in genetics in the 3rd year degree at the Catholic University of … Read More

Google Sites Transitions

How to, Resources 1 Comment

Further to our recent post on Google Sites here is a nice demonstration from Geoff Marchiori in particular showing how to roll classic sites over into the new sites. As usual with Google Sites we recommend you begin building Sites with your private account and then move ownership across to your University account(s).

Practical Analytics

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In 2015 we ran our practical analytics project.  As well as using feedback from student activity to improve course design we also ran a number of events. You can view the blogs where videos of many of these events are available. www.practicalanalytic.wordpress.com. One major achievement from the project was how Kat Daley from Global Urban and Social Studies was able … Read More

And I’ll take the Low Road: Innovative Online and Maker Space Design

Content development, Learning design, Research and innovation 4 Comments

I am curious that a number of architecture books have been very influential in online design. These include the classic A Pattern Language and more recently Dan Hill’s Dark Matter and Trojan Horses. Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn is one such book. This fortunately became a BBC television series, curiously the first ever digital television show, with a quaint analogue … Read More

Drones at RMIT Event

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The federal government has recently passed legislation allowing drones under 2kg to be flown without user certification. This has opened the market to innovations from companies competing for consumer interest, including Go-Pro enthusiasts. With the push for STEM education drones will become commonplace in schools alongside makers spaces and virtual reality. The drone companies are already stepping into the education … Read More

“I Want Some Digital Literacy”

Constructive alignment, Learning design, Portfolios, Professional development, Social learning, Student as producer, Workplace based learning Leave a Comment

Digital literacy is like the green Volkswagen in the Steve McQueen chase scene from Bullitt. We don’t see it yet it is always there. Nobody comes along to university or our support services saying “I want some digital literacy”. Yet we always have to have it as part of our teaching and learning considerations. As part of the Learning and … Read More