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

Online learning is nowhere near here, but is everywhere else instead

Leigh BlackallLearning Experience DesignLeave a Comment

Recently the DSC Academic Development Group asked the digital learning team to present examples and discussion points on successful online learning. Mark Smithers, Andrea McLagan and Leigh Blackall contributed. Their presentations were recorded on screen and with a room area microphone. This is Leigh’s contribution – links to Andrea and Mark’s presentations forthcoming. Video Here is the video of Leigh’s contribution … Read More

Can we teach the machine to teach?

Leigh BlackallEducational Technology2 Comments

When Michael Wesch published the short video The Machine is (Using) Us in 2007, he was summarising a long discussion about digitisation and hypertext, search engine algorithms and optimisation (SEO), The Singularity, The Semantic Web, Crowd Source, Open Source, Peer to Peer (P2P), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and many other ideas all within four and a half minutes. The core question … Read More

Blackboard Drop-In Sessions at Bundoora

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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

#MobileLearning

Leigh BlackallEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

#Authentic, #situated and #timely #teaching and #learning can often be achieved through a #mobilelearning approach What – Mobile phone, less is more. Here we consider #mobileLearning as an approach generally, and link to specific examples of practice. MobileLearning practically means that all announcements, communications and assessments need to be primarily achievable on a mobile device, putting the laptop and desktop … Read More