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

Learning Environments: Creating a positive user experience

Zaina Indira NehmeLearning Experience DesignLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago, the Digital Learning Team published a blog post called “Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education” in where we discussed the importance of having a set of principles in mind that could guide the design or selection of a learning environment for higher education.  I strongly encourage you to read it, if you haven’t … Read More

Creative Commons Images

Eloise AcunaLearning Experience Design3 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

Blackboard Drop-In Sessions at Bundoora

Zaina Indira NehmeEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

Blackboard drop ins

You might remember my blog on Developing Skills for Blackboard published early in the year.  Since our initial meeting with Josephine Ng, lots has happened in this project and amazing progress has been made. So far, Cathy and I have had the great pleasure of travelling twice to the quiet and lovely Bundoora campus this year to conduct drop-in sessions … Read More

Click here to Collaborate!

Howard ErreyEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

Coil

Coiled by Arbyreed CC licence on Flickr Did you know RMIT is part of a global network enabling international online learning and teaching collaboration? For the last 10 years the State University of New York (SUNY) has been running a program linking collaboration activities between a network of international universities. The Centre for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is running … Read More

Presenting ideas for industry research

Leigh BlackallResearch and Innovation2 Comments

Presenting

Tony Cooper has asked for a range of ideas and ways for people to communicate their Trend Report Folio assignment, undertaken in the Fashion and Textiles Industry Research course.   Your audience will be fatigued Put yourselves in their shoes, they have to look at a bunch of these in the same compressed time-frame. They’ve been doing this for years now. They are looking to quickly categorise and … Read More

Improving the Student Experience through Learning Analytics

Howard ErreyLearning Experience DesignLeave a Comment

Learning analytics

We have begun our 2016 learning analytics projects, or rather learner analytics as this project is more focused on the student experience, with a recent kick off workshop. ‘Improving the Student Experience through Learning Analytics’ will use analytics to promote self reflection and self efficacy and the student experience, enabling students to learn in a more efficient and effective manner.