Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

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The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is …

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 …

Ice spiral

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

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We’ve been thinking a lot about learning environments in higher education, and have started to develop a set of design principles

Disruption in Innovation

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Some of you would have read my previous blog,  Reflecting upon the concept of Innovation, in which I shared some of my thoughts about the origin and definition of the term.  This time, however, I would like to turn my attention to another concept of similar importance, one that is becoming a “must have” ingredient in the recipe for innovation …

Reflecting upon the concept of Innovation

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For the last couple of years, under the leadership of Howard Errey, the DSC Digital Learning Team has been running the Innovation Incubator.  The Innovation Incubator has been conceived as a space where academic staff across the college can come together to share, discuss and work on creative and innovative ideas.  This year, I have been given the opportunity to join Howard in the running of the Incubator, and so far I can say that it has been amazing to get to know the members, witness their enthusiasm and hear about their projects.

Be Inspired by Technology

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Technology is wonderful; but we already know that. What is truly amazing is the human brain, after all is humans who are able to design and build the incredible and wonderful technology some of us have the privilege to access and consume.  But there is however, another amazing aspect to technology, and this involves sharing it with hundreds of children …

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Innovation opportunity

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Funding is available for learning and teaching innovation projects targeted at sustainability. Sustainability can have a relatively open definition in this case and can be applicable as either environmental or social sustainability. Projects around curriculum design and digital delivery are welcome. Funding of up to $20,000 projects are available. There are also opportunities for seed funding and research fellowships. Details …

SillyStuff

Silly stuff

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A link to this post will be shared to the Silly stuff forum The Silly Stuff forum is a bit silly First up, why don’t the ShapeRMIT and Silly Stuff forums have a vote up and down feature; or a permalink option to a single post; or tags; or trackback links; or images, WYSIWYG or HTML? These are common features …

Above all human

Above all humans conference

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On Friday the 29th of January I had the opportunity to attend the Above all human conference in Melbourne.  Although it was a wet and cold summer day, there was a great buzz of enthusiasm and motivation coming from the delegates. According the organisers, the conference was about “startup founders, makers, designers and innovators who want to do great things, build innovative …

2015 was just the beginning

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2015 saw the establishment of the Digital Learning Team in the College. With the edict to ‘support digital learning and teaching’ in DSC and a team of 5 educational developers (2 working on GLbD full time) we set off to engage with teaching and support staff through projects, professional development activities and the e-learning innovation incubator (EII). Soon we were busy working with …