The New Google Sites

Howard ErreyEducational Technology6 Comments

The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which … Read More

Talking the walk: Innovating in footwear. Step 1

Emma YenchResearch and Innovation1 Comment

“We want to have more contact with industry”. “We don’t know where we go from here”, “We don’t have enough skill to go out on our own, we wish the program was longer” “We wish graduates had more business skills”. You may or may not be familiar with these or similar comments from your students and industry partners. They most … Read More

WordPress, pros and cons

Leigh BlackallEducational Technology4 Comments

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

Student generated website

Leigh BlackallPedagogy, Andragogy and Heutagogy1 Comment

Wordpress

Using coursework and extracurricular activity to maintain a website that showcases work and develops a strong online #network-of-practitioners What Stephanie Holt requested support from the College to develop a project that would position and connect graduates with professional opportunities. It was decided that a website would be needed to showcase and archive works, along with curriculum activities that help to … Read More

Combining WordPress with G+ Pages and G+ Communities

Leigh BlackallEducational Technology2 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

Apps and Add-ons: the Google Glue

Howard ErreyEducational Technology1 Comment

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