Who are you? Shall we start with a quick Google search on your name? Web, image, video, news, and scholar. I do it as a matter of course when considering new people to work with, or in preparation for applying for work. I want to know what a person looks like; to gain some insight into how they work … Read More
Google+ includes features such as real-time chat, video conferencing, and asynchronous communication through the G+ wall, in G+ Communities and Pages. One of the RMIT guiding principles for inclusive teaching is to “Offer flexible assessment and delivery”, and these Google features can support this.
The Semester 2 Global Learning by Design Express (GLbDx) projects are ready to kick off, and as usual we’ll start with a workshop to get together and establish some directions. GLbDx are 4-6 week projects aimed at quickly developing some form of new practice in a course. We work with a Program Coordinator so as to increase the probability of … Read More
If you’re interested in keeping up with the Digital Learning Team here at DSC, including Global Learning by Design and other projects, you may be interested in how we’re distributing information. There are a few simple ways to stay in touch: Subscribe to the website to receive email alerts Follow the G+ Page and seeing the announcements in your G+ … Read More
Sometimes a coordinator finds it preferable or necessary to create a website for a program or course, so that students, guests and others can easily access it before, during or after the timetable. Common choices for creating the website include: GoogleSite: RMIT supported, low level of difficulty to use, doesn’t display on mobile well, not exportable. Blogger: RMIT supported, mid to low … Read More
If you’ve been using Google+ Communities in your work with RMIT, chances are you’ve hit a wall if you’ve tried to: Invite outsiders to contribute (guest presenters, industry reps, or collaborators from partner institutions, etc), Create an Event that uses Hangouts on Air (video streaming or recorded meetings). Join a G+Page to that Community These three things (possibly more) aren’t possible … Read More
Photo Credit Bill Bartee @ flickr.com There is a difference between a browser and a search engine. Browsers access information on the Internet, whereas a search engine points you in the right direction of a website that relates to the word you typed in. Whether you call them “browsers” or”search engines”, it’s important to understand that RMIT has recommended tools when … Read More
Andrea and Leigh attended the Using Technology Better Conference (UTB) last week – a two-day skills sharing conference, largely focused on the ways teachers are using Google products, but not exclusively. UTB is typically attended by school teachers, and there’s lots to gain looking over the shoulders of such teachers and the way they use technologies in their teaching practice. Not least because some of … Read More
Samantha Vardenega who last year gave a wonderful presentation Getting Started with Youtube was asked about resolving issues around conflicting Youtube accounts. This problem occurred as the university transferred to using Google. After the workshop Samantha wrote to me explaining how to resolve the issue.