Talking the Walk: Innovating in footwear, Step 2

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In an attempt to address this plaintive refrain and reduce the number of times Andrew needs to repeat standard demonstrations, basic machine and technique procedures have been filmed and edited into sequences of short videos, assembled into playlists in YouTube and linked to the relevant machine or tool by QR code. The hope is that this will help streamline the … Read More

Talking the walk: innovating in footwear. Step 1

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“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

Makerspaces, 3d printing and collaborative learning events

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Following on from our tours of the Library at the Dock, and RMIT’s AMP Centre discussed in this post, we visited, along with a small group of Education staff, the RMIT FabShop (short for Fabrication Workshop) at the Brunswick Campus. For those of you who haven’t heard of Fabrication Workshops before, otherwise known as Maker Labs or Maker Spaces, they … Read More

Makerspaces and 3d printing: a learning excursion

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Recently the ABC’s Four Corners aired a program (Future Proof) which ponders the question of how best to prepare the coming generations for jobs that don’t yet exist in a future we can’t yet imagine. Featured on the program was the Australian Science and Mathematics School where the students are learning in a very different way to what most would recognise as a … Read More

How to: Create videos using Hangouts on Air

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create video using Google Hangouts on Air

You can use Google Hangouts on Air to create a video which you can then edit, manage and release on YouTube. The following document will step you through the process of creating a video using Google Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn … Read More

How to: Use Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air

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use google hangouts

What are Google Hangouts? Google Hangouts is a video, chat and broadcast platform that you can use for multiple purposes, including: The following document will step you through the process of using Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more. … Read More

How to: Invite staff and students to join a community in G+

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invite people to join a google community

You can use a Google Community as a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with students and staff involved in your course. The following document will step you through the process of inviting them to join your Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below … Read More

How to: Join a community in G+

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join a G+ community

A Google Community is a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with other people in your course, or with people around other shared interests. The following document will step you through the process of joining a Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should … Read More

How to: Set up a community in G+

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set up google community

What is a Google Community? A Google Community is a communal space where you can set up ongoing conversations around particular interest topics. You may want to create one for your course participants to share ideas, thoughts and artefacts. The following document will step you through the process of setting up a Google Community. You can follow the links in … Read More

How to: Opt in to Google Apps at RMIT

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Optin to Google Apps

Google Apps are a suite of cloud-based Google productivity and collaboration tools that can be used to enhance the learning and teaching experience. They include tools like Gmail, Drive, Slides, as well as the social networking tools of Google+. At RMIT, all staff and students automatically get access to the Gmail and Drive with their RMIT accounts. However, to gain … Read More