The #FlexibleLMS: Good Practice Examples

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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

The #FlexibleLMS

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Photo credit Ross Pollack cc licence on Flickr We’ve had a discussion at our DLDCS staff meeting about how we respond to requests for good practice in the LMS in a constructive way. We have decided on a small writing project with these principles. We have called the project #lmsflexibility which refers both to examples of flexibility shown in the … Read More

Making use of the National VET Repository

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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

360 Imagery for Exhibitions

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Kevin Francke from RMIT Architecture and Design has begun trying out ways of using 3D photography and video. Check out the effect by clicking on the link above. Using the Ricoh Theta S, Kevin has created an album of 360 photographs taken at students’ exhibitions. You can view these images by visiting his gallery. Next up we are hoping to check … Read More

Why University Learning Management Systems are the temporary classrooms of today

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A portable classroom

Be warned, I’m about to torture an analogy. You might want to look away if you’re squeamish. Growing up in Yorkshire in the 70s and 80s I went to a local high school along with 1800 other kids. To cope with the numbers the local education authority had installed some ‘temporary’ classrooms. They were used long before my  7 years at that … Read More