DIY Welcome Video Workshops

Jennifer FarrowEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

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

Multi camera live streaming conference through Hangouts and Youtube Live

Leigh BlackallEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

We supported the School of Fashion and Textiles this week, at their annual Global Design Challenge where groups of Melbourne students collaborate with groups of Amsterdam students, in an exciting 5 hour design challenge intensive. It was really impressive to see how seamlessly the groups were able to collaborate online. Not only were they negotiating design decisions, but they were … Read More

Improving Youtube recommendations

Leigh BlackallEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

When we create a new Youtube channel, the first thing we notice is that the recommended videos at the Youtube home are far from useful or remotely topical. This is because Youtube doesn’t yet know what our channel is about or what we’re interested in. We can quickly improve what’s there by taking a few minutes to delete the recommendations … Read More

How to: Make your PowerPoints engaging and interactive with Office Mix

Kevin FranckeEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

Office Mix is a free Windows plugin for PowerPoint (Office 2013 and later) that lets you easily add narration, a talking head, annotations, screen recordings and more. It also allows you to add interactivity in the form quizzes and polls. It can then be saved as a regular video file or as an interactive presentation, with flexible online hosting  and … Read More

Symposium On Stylus Enabled And Cloud Technology

Zaina Indira NehmeEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

If you are interesting in learning more about using pen-enabled devices and cloud technologies to drive student engagement and improve learning outcome, signup and join RMIT University and Microsoft Australia for the symposium on “Stylus enabled cloud-based learning and teaching in STEM”. The symposium will cover: Research into technology’s impact on teaching and learning Best practices from other Tertiary Educators … Read More

21 ways to use video in your teaching

Leigh BlackallEducational Technology2 Comments

We have a page for over all Video Teaching that gives a snapshot of other pages and blog posts that have the category “How to” with a corresponding tag relevant to video, such as “Youtube“, “Hangouts” or “Video“. Here are 21 articles from that archive that you might find useful if you’re thinking to use video in your teaching, or if … Read More

Google Sites Transitions

Howard ErreyEducational Technology1 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).

The New Google Sites

Howard ErreyEducational Technology6 Comments

The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which … Read More

EDPD

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We’re back into the School of Education, this time out at Bundoora campus to help kick off their professional development program. Thembi Mason has been working with Nicky Carr to arrange a wide scoped professional development program with built in flexibility. This Thursday we’re helping out in a full day, to run through what we know about Video Teaching. This doc … Read More