Podcasting Resources

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This step by step guide will equip you with the technical skills required in order to create a Podcast. It is difficult to create engaging podcasts. Good podcasting practice involves the use of storytelling techniques. We are in the process of creating storytelling resources that you can use to create impactful podcasts. Subscribe to our blog to receive updates. You … Read More

Learner-centred approaches in design education

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Introduction My First Six Months (MF6M) is a learning and teaching initiative that was recently implemented in three first year studio courses in Industrial Design. The project introduced students to learner-centred teaching approaches in their first semester to set them up for independence as learners in these courses and their future studies. MF6M aimed to incorporate learning and teaching practices … Read More

Developing Instructional Video Tutorials with Travis Hart

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Video tutorials provide an important content-delivery tool in many face-to-face, flipped, blended, and online classes. They are known for being highly effective and powerful educational tools which can be part of a productive learning experience. Instructional videos, especially when demonstrating the use of a computer application can provide learners with a level of affordance than other mediums do not provide. … Read More

Learning Spaces in Tertiary Education

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  Tertiary institutions across Australia are constantly looking at ways to innovate learning and teaching. Curriculum, assessment and learning activities design is continuously evolving. This need to disrupt and innovate is the answer to a workforce landscape that is always changing, but more importantly, it is also about responding to the needs of a new generation of learners.  Making every … Read More

Managing a program Blackboard for the Diploma of Visual Merchandising

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Dealing with VE course within a program can be tricky. Often the best solution is to organise learning resources, activities and assignment submissions via a clustering of course within a Program Blackboard rather than individual course Blackboards. This in turn raises a number of issues in how to organise and manage the Blackboard within the teaching team, meet compliance requirements … Read More

Your Canvas Help Flowchart is here!

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There are different places where you can get help with Canvas; however, identifying the most appropriate one can sometimes be tricky.  To assist you in finding the right help point, the DSC Digital Learning Team has designed a Canvas Help Flowchart (see below).  Just follow the prompts and you will arrive at the right help destination. Feel free to print the … Read More

Gone But Not Forgotten: Helping Programs Engage Recent (and soon-to-be) Graduates

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As the DSC Innovation (Every Graduate Ready) team, Yannick Thoraval and I recently spent time with a number of DSC programs learning about their connection with graduates and former students, and developing activities to enhance these relationships. Programs greatly value their graduates. They are keen to support these students in their transition to employment but also see strong benefits flowing … Read More

Rubric examples

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Rubric examples Word versions of the example rubrics are below. You can also import the complete set into your Canvas site if you follow the instructions below. Once they are in your Canvas you can adapt and modify for your assessments. Action Research Critical Reflection  Essay Infographic  Portfolio  Presentation These example rubrics follow principles of good rubric design and will help … Read More

DIY Welcome Video Workshops

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The DSC Digital Learning Team are running workshops for teaching staff to learn more about recording their own videos. You can use a multitude of recording devices to create your masterpiece, from the webcam in your computer to the mobile phone in your pocket. We will provide you with tips and tricks for recording your videos with ease, on your … Read More