Learning Environments: Creating a positive user experience

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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 portfolios for professional communicators

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When your Google Search result is your #portfolio, the internet is your platform. #theinternetistheplatform What Ekaterina Tokareva and Lucinda Strahan teach Professional Communication Studio and ask their students to create a personal website as a portfolio. The question we wanted to address: How do third year students from an interdisciplinary media program articulate and showcase a clear and succinct professional … Read More

Google+ Communities for in-class projects

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Google+ Communities allow real-time collaboration, sharing and engagement while creating a repository of artefacts Related pattern: What Eloise Thomson teaches future teachers, and looks for ways to integrate technology into courses so that students can see examples of how to integrate it into their teaching. In “Geography in a Social Context” the in-class time is spent in workshops where students … Read More

3 Data and Analytics events

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We’re hitting the ground running with data wrangling this year. Here are three events you might like to check out.   1. Wikidata with Andy Mabbett This is a seminar and networking event centered around wikidata projects. Wikidata is the creation of international, multilingual databases, for example the geo locations of public art, or the names and basic biographical data of female … Read More

Learning spatial awareness: virtual reality and 360-degree video

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Educators in areas such as Property Construction and Project Management, and Architecture and Design, need to provide building site experience for large numbers of students – in some cases hundreds per class. The practicalities of turning up to a major building site with large numbers of students for reasons such as safety, make these site visits increasingly difficult to organise.

HoA and Google-Slides to create multi format instructions

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It is possible to quickly generate a print format instructional resource from a video #screencast, using #Google-Slides Related pattern: video teaching What There are many reasons to want a printed version of any information. Some people need it for offline viewing, others as a slower more deliberate form of study, others for comprehension, etc. This example looks at how to … Read More

2015 was just the beginning

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2015 saw the establishment of the Digital Learning Team in the College. With the edict to ‘support digital learning and teaching’ in DSC and a team of 5 educational developers (2 working on GLbD full time) we set off to engage with teaching and support staff through projects, professional development activities and the e-learning innovation incubator (EII). Soon we were busy working with … Read More