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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

Resolving conflicting Youtube accounts

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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.

Training for Google Apps

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Synergise is a new tool that is available on trial at present. What it does is provide a button in whatever part of Google Apps you are using that drops down to offer training.   So what about the 2 weekly updates affecting Google Apps? Every 2 weeks Google updates the suite of Apps provided to the university. Apparently Synergise, … Read More

Apps and Add-ons: the Google Glue

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A lot of the functionality of the Google in Education suite at RMIT requires that Google Apps and Add-ons be made available. I have considerable empathy for those such as Paul Gough our Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President of the College of Design and Social Context. Paul set up a blog last year and diligently went about it using the university … Read More

Digital VET project winners

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Funding recipients for round 1 of the VET Development Centre competitive project grants for 2015 have been announced. The successful RMIT projects are: Architecture and Design – Building capacity to use Google Tools for online and blended course delivery in Interior Design & Decoration programs: Jenny Woods Project Manager – for $20,000 Architecture and Design – Using Google Tools to … Read More

A Google Community for Assessment

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We have started an Online Assessment Community in Google Plus. (Link doesn’t work? see Note). The community is aimed at supporting knowledge around the use of Grademark, Turnitin, the Blackboard Grade Centre and other online assessment ideas and issues. Please come along and introduce yourself and join in some of the conversations. You need to be logged into your email at … Read More