DSC Canvas Early Adopters

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This year RMIT’s Learning Management System will begin a transition from Blackboard into Canvas. Those of you who attended the Project Rewire launches would have heard Martin Bean and Belinda Tynan talking about the impact that Canvas could have on Learning and Teaching at RMIT University.  For any organisation, transitioning into a completely new system is a major undertaking, one that … Read More

Updates to Turnitin Resources

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You would remember my post “Introducing Turnitin Feedback” from the 1st of March about the new Turnitin Interface.  In the past few days, I have been updating some of our existing Turnitin resources, providing new instructions and videos on how to use Turnitin Feedback Studio.   When visiting those resources, you will notice that links to instructions and resources for Turnitin … Read More

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

Artistic thinking

Pedagogy, Andragogy and HeutagogyLeave a Comment

A few months ago I attended a new media arts forum at RMIT. This triggered me to explore art thinking as a framework for educational development. Last week I flew up to Brisbane to meet the Ars Electronica people who are partnering with Queensland University of Technology on a range of projects. I met Gerfried Stocker, the Artistic Director to … Read More

WordPress, pros and cons

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Bulgarian WordPress Camp

I’ve been asked to talk briefly to the pros and cons of WordPress, in the ODLT’s session on the RMIT Digital Ecosystem. Not all the elements of RMIT’s system could fit into a single seminar, so I appreciate the opportunity to talk about a thing that falls outside RMIT, and to quietly point to what we know of a wider realm … Read More

Youtube: a necessarily untidy guide to evolving innovation

Educational Technology, Research and Innovation1 Comment

Computer screens

According to the RMIT College of Design and Social Context Program Annual Review data, Youtube is the second most used technology after the LMS. Until we get clarity about the turning on of Youtube accounts, should that ever occur, we find staff managing with various work-arounds in order for sensible use of Youtube to be enabled. Do not despair! As I have argued elsewhere, an online culture which seems outwardly messy may not at all be a bad thing.