Whether you want to create an exciting eLearning experience for a large audience or augment your existing subjects with online materials, Learning Environments will collaborate with you to make it happen.
Our learning designers, web and software developers, interface and graphic designers and media specialists work with you to create an innovative, accessible, deep eLearning experience, enhancing your students’ learning outcomes and your own teaching experience.
In collaboration with University of Melbourne staff, we’ve developed:
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that have expanded the minds of hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
- Websites and online tools that have helped students learn at their own pace and collaborate with each other.
- Mobile apps for tasks as diverse as giving feedback on students’ musical abilities, and giving them directions to locations.
Learning design and practical pedagogy
Our learning designers are experts in designing and developing educational material for both face-to-face and online settings. They can help you enrich the learning experiences of your students.
The practical pedagogy series, a Learning Environments initiative, showcases the latest developments in teaching and learning with technology, in higher education and beyond.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
In 2013, the University of Melbourne became the first Australian university to join Coursera, an educational technology company that partners with leading universities worldwide to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Through Coursera, the University of Melbourne offers people from across the globe the chance to learn from our world-class academic staff about a diverse range of topics.
Learning Environments works closely with academics to design and deliver quality course content. Now in its third year, the University of Melbourne MOOCs program has reached over one million enrolled learners in more than 120 countries.
MOOCs from the University of Melbourne typically run from four to eight weeks and include video lectures, interactive content, discussion forums, online quizzes and peer reviewed assignments. Using the power of digital technology and innovative pedagogy, we deliver high-quality learning for anyone to take.
Websites and applications
Learning Environments' web and software developers don't just build websites and applications. We have the experience and pedagogical knowledge to understand your unique learning and educational requirements. We keep up with the latest technology, but our focus is squarely on your teaching goals. That means we build websites and applications that genuinely help students learn.
Have you thought about using mobile devices as a tool in your students' learning? Whether it's making use of location awareness, audio input or output, cameras, or phone sensors, we can help you make use of the technology your students already carry in their pockets to create truly personal learning experiences.
Depending on your specific needs, the best solution might be either a mobile app or a mobile optimised website. Learning Environments is able to support the development of your specific mobile learning and technology solution through careful design and development consultations.
Graphic and interface design
Learning Environments' qualified and experienced graphic designers are available to help staff with all kinds of design projects. We create engaging, intuitive interface designs, and visually stunning, meaningful graphics and animations, for a wide range of uses including websites, mobile apps, reports and banners.
Recent eLearning Design & Development work
FieldFriend is an iOS app and website developed by Learning Environments and the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences to assist students on ‘self-guided’ small group field excursions.
LMS Preview Sites for first-year students
We have established ‘preview’ sites in the LMS to help incoming first year students make clearer choices for their selection of 2017 subjects for enrolment, and to reduce the volume of re-enrolment requests at the start of semester.
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This video project showcases Learning Environments’ multidisciplinary capability, and has improved learning outcomes in a much-needed area.
Chocs and Blocks
We took an established statistics teaching task using physical objects and recreated it online, saving unnecessary manual calculation and collation.