BIM: Why and what?

Have to give a 10 minute spiel to the USQ L&T Systems Advisory group soon to support a request to get BIM installed in the institutional Moodle instance. The slide set is below. One point to address was whether others would use it. A quick Google search of online course specifications revealed that 32 of

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Many of our students are neither digital natives nor digitally literate

Yesterday I attended a session with three different presentations focused around “student voices and their current use of technologies at USQ”. There was some very interesting information presented. However, I have a few reservations with aspects of the research and especially with some of the conclusions that have been drawn. I’m hoping to reflect upon

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The absence of a search function – my current big problem with a Moodle installation

Consider this a plea for suggestions. In particular, consider it a plea for workarounds that I can implement quickly (and painlessly). The problem I have a Moodle course site. It has a range of activities, many with a page or two of text that sets the context and explains the task. The image below shows

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How are they going?

The lack of interaction/feedback between student and teacher in large, contemporary, Australian university courses has always frustrated me. With 350+ students currently enrolled in the course I’m teaching, I’m keen to address this problem. Enter the weekly “course barometer”, a simple practice I’m hoping we can keep up for the current semester. The following is

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