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Learning technology

The Faculty Learning Technologist (FLT) provides practical assistance in the creation and development of online, blended and mobile learning environments.

FLT works closely with different areas of the University such as EHSE Learning Technologists, OLT, IMPS, ITMS, and the Liaison Librarians to support academic staff in teaching with technology. This may include discussing and developing individual and School methodologies, including the effective use of a range of eLearning technologies, Visual design and staff development needs.

Contact

Amander Dimmock
T: 08 89467442
E: amander.dimmock@cdu.edu.au

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Special Projects Expression Of Interest Guidelines

LEBA Learning and Teaching Special Projects enable academic staff to pursue the development of a particular resource / practice with the support of the Faculty Learning Technologist/s. Successful project bids will work with dedicated time from the Faculty Learning Technologist/s to develop their resources.

Project criteria:

  • Be durable and have a reasonable life span (the end product will need to have a reasonable ‘shelf life’)
  • Must incorporate a capacity building focus for the staff involved and possibly also for other staff within the school
  • Add value to the on campus as well as the online student learning experience
  • Be innovative and student centred

Projects should demonstrate clear plans which are aligned to the University’s broader strategic goals. A successful application will make a convincing case about the anticipated project outcomes and expectations. More info

Download the Project Application form here

Learning & Teaching Project WIKI

Image Libraries

Pixabay free images library  Pixabay (free images)

All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications.

Canva graphic design site  Canva (free)

Canva is an online graphic design platform. It offers free access to a wide assortment of design tools and options, design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layout templates. Great site for the non-designer.

Flickr online image site Flickr (free)

A photo distribution service with over 90 million Creative Commons licensed photos and videos.

Stocksnap image library  Stocksnap (free)

All photos on StockSnap fall under the Creative Commons CC0 license. That means you can copy, modify, distribute any photo on the site, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission!

Video & Animation tools

Biteable logo free video maker tool  Biteable (free)

Make a video online for free with the video maker & animation maker at Biteable.com. Create presentations, explainers, infographics, unit introductions and more!

Screencast matic image   Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is a handy tool for recording your screen and video camera. Very simple to use and there is a free version which gives you 15 minutes of recording time per recorded session.

Sounds

Soundbible library Soundbible

Royalty Free Sounds from Creative Commons and Public Domain only at SoundBible.com These sounds are completely royalty free, meaning you can use them commercially without paying a cent.

Free Sound logo  Freesound

Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.

Miscellaneous

google docs image Google docs (free)

Goggle docs is a free Web-based application in which documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored online. Great tool for collaboration with colleagues.

padlet virtual wall site Padlet (free)

Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. Great for in class use.

Online convertion site logo  Online Convert (free online file conversion tool)

You can convert a wide variety of different file types. From audio files, video files, images, documents, and more. Great little site for converting your files into a friendlier format.

cdu Library_OER Cube   CDU Library - Open Educational Resources

This site explains all there is to know about Open Education Resources (OER), different licensing and links to a variety of Open Educational Resources.

The Faculty Learning Technologist is in the process of building a repository of tutorials and resources for staff professional development. If you have any suggestions for useful resources you would like to see please email Amander Dimmock with your ideas.

There are a number of resources that have been developed to assist staff in all aspects of teaching and learning with technology.  Listed below are some useful resources for staff. 

Microsoft tutorials

  Narrating a PowerPoint (YouTube)

Narrate mini a lecture presentations using PowerPoint.

Narrating a PowerPoint - Cheat Sheet (pdf)

microsoft word logo Style guides (YouTube)

Microsoft word can save you time and ensure your formatting is consistent throughout different projects.

Making styles - Cheat Sheet (pdf)

Harvard referencing quiz

Submitted by Julie Cartwright

Harvard quiz image

Amander Dimmock and Julie Cartwright have produced a Harvard quiz to assist students in the understanding of Harvard Referencing and Plagiarism in an academic environment. This quiz was designed to be a teaching tool for students whilst also being engaging and interactive.

The quiz was developed with input from a range of academic’s and library staff across a variety of faculties and schools in the endeavour to produce a cross curriculum reusable learning object.
This quiz can be embedded into individual Learnline units and linked to Learnline’s grade centre. Please contact Amander if you would like this placed in your unit.

School of Law

Submitted By Alison Reedy

Law Icons

Develop a group of Icons to represent the following:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • The Student Room
  • The Online Classroom

TEP Project

Submitted by Janelle Marrington

VARK Image  Prioritisation game Image  Learnline navigation image   TEP Infomation cards image

The objectives of this project are to develop a central site that will engage students early and build their confidence in the online learning environment.

This site hopes to equip students’ with the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need to succeed at university.

This includes developing resources such as icons, imaginary cards and coloured code systems for easy navigation.

Six workshops will be developed, including interactive games and students’ resources.

School of Business plagiarism quizzes

Submitted by Kevin Clark

Plagiarism quiz image

Object was to produce two Plagiarism quizzes to assist first to third year students in the understanding of Plagiarism in an academic environment. This quiz was designed to be a teaching tool for students whilst also being engaging and interactive.

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