Global Learning by Design Express – Semester 2 startup workshops

Leigh BlackallCurrent thinking in learning design10 Comments

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

Combining WordPress with G+ Pages and G+ Communities

Leigh BlackallExamples of practice, Experience, How to, Learning design, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, Social learning, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems2 Comments

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

When using Google+ Communities, setup as Not Restricted Public or Private

Leigh BlackallCurrent thinking in learning design, Experience, How to, Pathways, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems2 Comments

  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

Browse. Search. Explore. Connect.

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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

Using Technology Better

Leigh BlackallCurrent thinking in learning design3 Comments

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